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Up to 4,000 native women are missing or murdered in Canada. What next?

 


Up to 4,000 indigenous women and girls may be "missing" in Canada, ministers said Tuesday, more than three times a previous estimate.

The decades-long tragedy's sudden emergence as a national concern puts pressure on the new government, which promised during its campaign to renew the historically-stained relationship between Ottawa and its native communities.

The new estimate comes from Walk 4 Justice, a Canadian activist group, who compiled a list of native women who were murdered or had gone missing before 2011. Previously, a 2014 report from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said 1,017 had been killed between 1980 and 2012, with another 164 women missing. Based on the earlier estimates, Canada's native women represent 16 percent of all homicide cases, reported The Guardian, although they make up just 4 percent of the country's population.

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2016/0218/Up-to-4-000-native-women-are-missing-or-murdered-in-Canada.-What-next-video

 

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