Statistic on killers of aboriginal women at best ‘unhelpful,’ at worst ‘offensive,’ say advocates – Yahoo News

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Statistic on killers of aboriginal women at best ‘unhelpful,’ at worst ‘offensive,’ say advocates – Yahoo News

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 2015311 Views

The federal government is trying to abdicate responsibility for the high number of aboriginal women who have been murdered or gone missing in Canada by blaming First Nations, say advocates for a public inquiry.

RCMP Comm. Bob Paulson confirmed Friday a statistic first cited by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt in a closed-door meeting with chiefs last month: that 70 per cent of murdered Aboriginal women whose cases have been solved were killed by other Aboriginal people.

It’s a statistic in line with female homicides in any ethnic group, says Dawn Harvard, acting president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada. Most women are killed by people known to them.

Read More: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/statistic-on-killers-of-aboriginal-women-at-best-163119659.html

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