Sharing Their Stories: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Quebec

It is estimated that over 700 Indigenous women have gone missing and been murdered in Canada since 1980. The issues of violence against Indigenous women is often thought to be an issue that takes place just in the prairie provinces or in BC along the highway of tears, but violence against Indigenous women takes place in every province, every city, and every town across Turtle Island. It takes place in and around the communities surrounding Montreal, Quebec. This hour long radio documentary tells the stories of 4 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Quebec; Shannon Alexander, Maisy Odjick, Tiffany Morrison, and Gladys Tolley. The families of these women all tell stories with similar themes; police neglect, lack of media attention, lack of support and resources available to them, conducting searches themselves, and of the failure of the government to address the overarching issue of violence and human rights abuses committed on the bodies of Aboriginal women across the country. Listen to the radio documentary here.