Confusion reigns over number of missing, murdered indigenous women – CBC

Confusion reigns over number of missing, murdered indigenous women – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016338 Views

Feb 16, 2016

RCMP said 1,017 indigenous women were killed between 1980 and 2012, activists say it’s closer to 4,000

Canada’s minister for the status of women suggests the number of missing and murdered indigenous women could be as high as 4,000, but a dearth of hard data means it’s all but impossible to pinpoint an accurate figure.

Patty Hajdu told reporters Tuesday that the government doesn’t have an exact number, but pointed to research from the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) that puts it at 4,000, much higher than a figure near 1,200 the RCMP has previously stated.

The comment comes after Hajdu and Carolyn Bennett, the minister for indigenous affairs and northern development, wrapped up cross-country talks Monday ahead of a formal national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mmiw-4000-hajdu-1.3450237

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