Stolen Sisters

Stolen Sisters

The Story of Two Missing Girls, Their Families and How Canada Has Failed Indigenous Women

Book - 2015
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In 2014, the nation was rocked by the brutal violence against young Aboriginal women Loretta Saunders, Tina Fontaine and Rinelle Harper. But tragically, they were not the only Aboriginal women to suffer that year. In fact, an official report revealed that since 1980, 1,200 Canadian Aboriginal women have been murdered or have gone missing. This alarming official figure reveals a national tragedy and the systemic failure of law enforcement and of all levels of government to address the issue.

Journalist Emmanuelle Walter spent two years investigating this crisis and has crafted a moving representative account of the disappearance of two young women, Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander, teenagers from western Quebec, who have been missing since September 2008. Via personal testimonies, interviews, press clippings and official documents, Walter pieces together the disappearance and loss of these two young lives, revealing these young women to us through the voices of family members and witnesses.

Stolen Sisters is a moving and deeply shocking work of investigative journalism that makes the claim that not only is Canada failing its First Nations communities, but that a feminicide is taking place.

Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd,, 2015
Edition: Hardcover English language edition
ISBN: 9781443445160
Branch Call Number: 362.8808 WAL
Characteristics: 220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Nov 30, 2015

The information is important. It's an excellent book to be informed by.

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