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Naniawig Mamawe Ninawind, Stand with Us: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Quebec

Show simple item record Bergeron, Annie Boileau, Alana 2017-11-20T16:42:21Z 2017-11-20T16:42:21Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Bergeron, Annie; Boileau, Alana. (2015). Nānīawig Māmawe Nīnawind, Stand with Us: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Quebec. Quebec Native Women, 80 pgs. en_US
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2014, the Quebec Native Women’s association was granted a small amount of money from the Quebec Ministry of Justice to work on the issue of [Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women] MMIW in the province. Before moving forward though, our organization insisted that the question of MMIW in Quebec had not yet been documented, and needed to be in order to insure appropriate and adapted intervention. As such, the organization hired an Indigenous research assistant, and together, Annie Bergeron and Alana Boileau interviewed over fifty people to explore the matter of MMIW in the French speaking province. Frontline workers, justice file holders, First Nations police, and MMIW family members alike highlighted the importance of understanding the complexity of the MMIW issue and its roots in the history of colonization; the existence of family violence in Indigenous communities that has to be recognized and fought against, but also contextualized and understood; the challenges of working in one’s own community and the lack of adapted services and material for social workers and others; the tense and loaded relationship between Indigenous people and the police; and lastly the need for better support for MMIW families. The “Stand with us” report ends with five courses of action: (1) supporting women and their families; (2) favouring collaboration between service providers; (3) educate and raise awareness about Indigenous women and their history; (4) focus on solidarity and mutual aid; (5) develop participative prevention and intervention strategies against violence. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Quebec Native Women en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Populations en_US
dc.subject Tribal en_US
dc.subject Women of Color en_US
dc.subject Complex Trauma en_US
dc.subject Intergenerational Violence en_US
dc.subject Historical Trauma en_US
dc.subject Homicide en_US
dc.subject Kidnapping en_US
dc.subject Abduction en_US
dc.subject Murder en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Service en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Community Perceptions en_US
dc.subject Social Support en_US
dc.subject Underserved Populations en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.title Naniawig Mamawe Ninawind, Stand with Us: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Quebec en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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