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Indigenous Peoples of Canada

This guide is intended to help you find information on First Nations, Métis and Inuit people and issues in BC and Canada.


Short film documenting the 20 year history of the annual women's memorial march for missing and murdered women in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories.

In December 2015 the Canadian Government launched a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This guide will help you find background information and updates on the issues involved and provides links to organizations working on these issues.

The National Inquiry released its final report, "Reclaiming Power and Place", on June 3, 2019. The two volume report includes 231 recommendations or "Calls for Justice" directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries, and Canadians. The report is available here.

The Statement Gathering event took place March 27-29, 2018 and the Metro Vancouver Community Hearing was April 4-8, 2018. This was part one of the Truth Gathering Process.

The CBC radio show The Current broadcast a public forum on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women hosted in Vancouver on January 24, 2017.

Recommended Books

Inquiry Documents and Submissions

Reports and Documents on the Web