Report on Missing or Murdered Aboriginal Women Looks At Family Violence

Oh, heaven forbid!

Aboriginal women continue to be most frequently killed by men they know, the RCMP said Friday as it released updated findings on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Another 32 aboriginal women have been murdered and 11 more have disappeared since the force last reported on the issue 13 months ago. Its initial report put the tally at 1,181 murdered and missing women, between 1980 and 2012.

The RCMP said Friday that female victims, regardless of their ethnicity, continue to be targeted most often by men within their own homes and communities.

There is an unmistakable connection between homicide and family violence,” RCMP deputy commissioner Janice Armstrong said.

The RCMP data, based only on findings in areas under the force’s jurisdiction, show that homicides of aboriginal women are solved in 81 per cent of cases, similar to the 83 per cent solution rate for killings of non-aboriginal women.


From Tom Brodbeck:

We know who’s killing aboriginal women. Most of them are men — 89%. Close to 40% of the killers were either the spouses or boyfriends of the victims, 23% of them were family members, and 30% were acquaintances. Only a small minority of the killers were strangers — 8%.

There one has it.


  • Justin St.Denis

    OMG! TheTorontoRedStar&Crescent will have a shit-fit when they hear about this! Aboriginals males killing aboriginal females! Wow! Who’dah thunk it?

    • terrence

      It is, of course, whitey’s fault that these poor, male innocent victims are compelled, by racist white males, to kill these women.

    • Clausewitz

      I’m sure they’ll find some way to blame it on whitey and in the mean time ask for several Billion dollars in reparations and a new apology every year a conservative government is in place.

  • BillyHW

    The safest place in the world for an aboriginal woman is in the presence of white males.

    • Helios Megistos

      A white woman is eight times more likely to be killed by a black husband than by a white husband; miscegenation should be illegal!

  • Tokenn

    Not the least bit of a surprise. However it doesn’t serve anybody’s purposes to point out that most [nearly] all of the dysfunction in the Native community originates inside it, and is the result of the racism and socialism of the Indian Act and its administrators…and the corrupt reserve leaders who benefit from it very substantially? But nobody wants to look at that….

    Remember Theresa Spence and her ‘hunger strike’ on the Attawapiskat reserve? We were just starting to get a handle on the true situation there when everything went quiet…

    • lolwut?

      Everything went quiet because natives screamed racism.

      Like blacks, they are their own worst enemy.

    • Clausewitz

      You mean the hunger strike where she put on 20 pounds? God I hope you’re being sarcastic.

      • Tokenn

        Of course I’m being sarcastic…that’s what the ‘scare marks’ are implying. My point was that as soon as there was a close examination of the real conditions of the Attawapiskat reserve, the corruption and insane waste by the band administration was revealed…and suddenly the ‘scandal’ [there’s those scare marks again] of the living conditions on the reserve became a non-story….just like the ‘scandal’ of missing and murdered Native women turns out to be homegrown dysfunction rather than some racist plot.

        Clear enough for you?

  • dukestreet

    This is no secret or surprise. It has been very obvious for a long time. Of course, since it puts the vast majority of the blame on the aboriginals themselves, we must have a long, expensive, investigation in the hopes that the opposite will be true. Always more comfortable to blame the oppressive Caucasian population.

  • Clear Thinker

    A relative works on the Rez, when he hears of children talking about violence against themselves, he reports his concerns, and the old elders tell him it is the way that it is. So he reports it to outside authorities, and they go and run and hide under the skirt of aboriginal rights. Someone has to save the children from their uncle-dad rapists and drunk watching mothers. Right now in Alberta the aboriginal school year is over, this is the time the young girls from southern reserves are sent north in Alberta to “visit” relatives. In september they will return as the victims of rape.

    • Exile1981

      teen pregnancy is at epidemic levels on the reservation near me; it’s a miracle if a girl isn’t a mom by 16.

  • canminuteman

    Think how easy it would be to murder someone on a reserve in Northern Ontario or wherever and for a body to never been found. tens of thousand of square miles to dump a body that no one will ever have even the remotes chances of finding. I know where all those missing women probably are, they are attached to rocks in one of ten thousand unnamed northern Canadian lakes.