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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, & Two-Spirit (MMIWG2S)

This guide is to assist you in locating resources about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, & Two-Spirit (MMIWG2S) in Canada. Here you will find links to books, ebooks, journals, databases, videos, websites and more about the women.

Featured Web-Based Videos

Vanished: Canada's Missing Women

Canada and Australia share a dark secret: in recent decades thousands of Indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing. What can Australia learn from Canada’s attempts to address the problem?

We are more than murdered and missing. | Tamara Bernard | TEDxThunderBay

With a talk that encourages hope, love, empowerment and igniting a new way of learning together as a nation, Tamara lays bare the world of violence impacting indigenous women. Wearing a high heel on one foot and a moccasin on the other....we view things through her lens, where indigenous women are more than "murdered and missing." Much more. Tamara is pursuing her master's degree in education at Lakehead University. Personally connected to her topic through her great-grandmother, she has been speaking out about "Decolonization of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women", giving a voice to the voiceless.

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls, a Canadian Responsibility | Sophie Kiwala | TEDxQueensU

True reconciliation can only be achieved when it exists in the hearts and minds of every Canadian. Why that matters is related to Canada's heart-wrenching history of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Sophie Kiwala was the former MPP for Kingston and the Islands where she served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Children and Youth, and Tourism Culture and Sport.  This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

How do we stop aboriginal women from disappearing? | Beverley Jacobs | TEDxCalgary

Calling upon us to recognize the epidemic of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, Beverley Jacobs reminds us of our collective responsibility to end this violence first by acknowledging the tough truths about colonization, racism and sexism in our communities. She is the former President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada. Beverley Jacobs has made numerous presentations around the world on various issues affecting Indigenous people. She is the former President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (2004-2009). Jacobs researched, advised and wrote the first draft of the Stolen Sisters…, a sobering report for Amnesty International, released in 2004, that brought international attention to the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.

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