Robyn Bourgeois
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Robyn Bourgeois (Lubicon) is an activist and academic working in the area of violence against aboriginal women and girls in Canada. She is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Toronto, where her research examines aboriginal women’s anti-violence activism in Canada over the last 30 years. Robyn is also an instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ont.

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An RCMP Report Won't End Violence Against Aboriginal Women

(6) Comments | Posted May 18, 2014 | 11:57 PM

On May 16, 2014, the RCMP released their National Operational Review on missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. According to their data, there have been 1,181 such cases between 1980 and 2013: 164 missing women and 1017 murdered women.

Importantly, while this report gives us a...

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National Inquiry On Missing, Murdered Women Not Best Answer

(9) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 12:44 PM

Calls for a national inquiry into the phenomenon of missing and murdered women accompanied Monday's release of the final report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. This echoes a similar call made recently by Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo for a national...

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Is Anyone Listening To The 'Forsaken,' Marginalized Women Of Vancouver?

(6) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 12:28 PM

Forsaken women. Nobodies. Abandoned women. Marginalized women. Drug sick women. Sex trade workers. Poor women. Aboriginal women. Missing and murdered women.

These words were repeated emphatically throughout Monday's statement by Commissioner Wally Oppal at the public release of the final report of the Missing Women Commission...

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The Significance Of B.C.'s Missing Women Inquiry Report

(12) Comments | Posted December 15, 2012 | 4:31 PM

On Monday, the B.C. government of British Columbia will publicly release the highly anticipated final report of the controversial Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. Established in 2010 and headed by Wally Oppal, this inquiry was charged with examining a number of key issues pertaining to the investigation and...

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