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The case of Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

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There's a problem of family violence inside communities - but that's not what we're talking about here. We're talking about systemic violence and institutional negligence towards these women in the investigation of these cases, and in solving the problems that are at the root of the violence against these women.

Live from Côte-Nord, Quebec, Valerie Bergeron explains why the Canadian government is just starting the seriously address the murder and disappearance of indigenous women and girls across the past three decades, and how the investigation is revealing dangerous flaws not only in law enforcement, but across Canadian engagement with First Nations citizens - politically, economically and culturally.

Canada just launched the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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Valerie Bergeron

Valerie Bergeron is doing her master's in international human rights law at the University of Oxford. She is currently working as a public defender in the North of Québec. She will be sworn in as a lawyer in december 2016.

 

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