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What is MMIWG?

MMIWG stands for Missing and Mxrdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This inclusive of non-binary, known as “two spirit” within the indigenous community.


Indigenous women and girls make up about of the total female population of Canada but of all female homicides, according to government statistics. A CNN graphic based on CDC reports that indigenous are much more affected .


Some 1,181 Indigenous women were killed or went missing across the country between 1980 and 2012, according to a 2014 report by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
That number has since risen and Patricia Hajdu, who served as minister for the status of women, has estimated that it may be as high as 4,000 since many of the cases go unreported. The police have estimated that 10 percent of missing women in the country are Indigenous.“ (source: NYT)
Indigenous women represent 10% of the total population of missing women in Canada
Between 1980 and 2014: 6,849 police-reported homicides cases in Canada, of total number: 16% indigenous women
Of the total solved homicide cases of Indigenous women between 1980 and 2014, half (53%) were committed by a family member, a quarter (26%) by an acquaintance and 8% by strangers. 2014 homicide survey found: fewer homicides of Indigenous women occurred in a residence (66%) compared to non-Indigenous women (88%). In addition, 17% of homicides of Indigenous women occurred on a street, a road, or a highway compared to 1% of non-Indigenous women.
This has become an increasingly important case, as CNN reported that indigenous womxn are 6x more likely to go missing than any other.

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