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Why Canada’s PM should call an inquiry into missing Aboriginal women

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August 26, 2014

Maclean’s calls for action to investigate terrible levels of murder of First Nations women in Canada:

An Aboriginal girl born in Canada today will die up to 10 years earlier than the national average. She is more likely to live in a crowded home without access to clean running water. She is more likely to be sexually or physically abused, and stands a far greater chance of becoming addicted to tobacco, alcohol and drugs. She is more prone to a host of life-threatening ailments like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Worse yet, as a recent RCMP report showed, she is five times more likely than her non-Aboriginal counterpart to meet a violent end at the hands of another.

Read Why the PM should call an inquiry into missing Aboriginal women.