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Billythreefeathers
06-08-2017, 07:45 AM
Stats Can: Albertan Aboriginal women murdered seven times the rate of non-aboriginal women

http://www.calgarysun.com/2017/06/07/stats-can-albertan-aboriginal-women-murdered-seven-times-the-rate-of-non-aboriginal-women

A new Statistics Canada study shows Alberta's homicide rate for aboriginal women was more than seven times that of non-aboriginal women.

Aboriginal women in Alberta also face higher homicide rates than in any other province, the sweeping report on women and the justice system found, a finding that one Edmonton advocate calls "startling."

Between 2001 and 2015, there were 7.17 aboriginal female homicides per 100,000 people in Alberta, compared to .97 homicides among non-aboriginal women.

Canada's overall homicide rate was 4.82 per 100,000 for aboriginal women and .82 per 100,000 for non-aboriginal woman.

The report did not explore why some provinces have higher rates, but noted aboriginal women were over-represented among homicide victims in most parts of Canada. The over-representation was "most notable" in the territories and Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

According to the report, the number of aboriginal female victims of homicide has grown in recent decades as the number of non-aboriginal female victims has declined.

"As a result, aboriginal females account for an increasing proportion of female homicide victims, rising from one-tenth (nine per cent) of all female homicide victims in 1980 to one-quarter (24 per cent) in 2015," the report states.

In 2015, women accounted for 29 per cent of all homicide victims.

The report comes days after the first hearings in Canada's national inquiry into missing and murdered women and girls, which were held in Whitehorse.

Co-author Tina Hotton Mahony said the StatsCan report makes no conclusions as to why aboriginal women are over-represented. However, she said past studies have highlighted socio-economic factors, including child abuse, substance use and homelessness that contribute to violence.

Muriel Stanley Venne, president of Edmonton's Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, said the report is "shocking."

"It's one thing to know about it, but when you see it in chart form and in reports, it's another: to know how pervasive the violence is towards women, and aboriginal women come out so badly."

She suspected the resource economy plays a role in Western Canada's higher homicide rates.

Rates of domestic violence, for example, have risen during the province's recent economic downturn.

The report also raises issues about discrimination in the justice system, Stanley Venne said, citing recent revelations about an indigenous sexual assault victim jailed and shackled while giving evidence against her attacker.

"This report is coming at a very, very significant time in the cause that we've fought for over the last 40 years, trying to get things changed in the justice system."

"The women are fighting back," she added. "They are fighting back, they are not going to take this discrimination any longer."

While Alberta had the highest aboriginal female homicide rate of the provinces, Manitoba had a larger gap between non-aboriginal and aboriginal female homicide rates.

The study, Women and the Criminal Justice System, covered a swath of issues including violent victimization, female offenders, violence in the workplace and the number of women employed in justice-related occupations.

Billythreefeathers
06-08-2017, 07:45 AM
why is it that Statistics Canada can collect all of this data and not draw any conclusions? it's like Oh my look at all of these woman being murdered and we're completely clueless, please liberal government do another study or have another public inquiry,,,

soulchaser
06-08-2017, 08:25 AM
Co-author Tina Hotton Mahony said the StatsCan report makes no conclusions as to why aboriginal women are over-represented. However, she said past studies have highlighted socio-economic factors, including child abuse, substance use and homelessness that contribute to violence.


And the biggest one of all.................

They hang around aboriginal men.

soulchaser
06-08-2017, 08:27 AM
She suspected the resource economy plays a role in Western Canada's higher homicide rates.


New tactic:

STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!! SAY NO TO PIPELINES!!!

F--king morons.

Swingerguy
06-08-2017, 09:56 AM
Could it have something to do with high risk lifestyles? I'm not saying all missing and murdered women live a high risk lifestyle, but perhaps it plays a role in the over-representation.

Plinker 777
06-08-2017, 01:33 PM
The answer is in the fact that they are marginalized...no one cares about them,and no one cares for them. That makes them victims for the picking. Why does no one care about or for them? 'Cause Indian, and woman. {systemic racism/misogyny}.

Suputin
06-08-2017, 01:45 PM
why is it that Statistics Canada can collect all of this data and not draw any conclusions? it's like Oh my look at all of these woman being murdered and we're completely clueless, please liberal government do another study or have another public inquiry,,,

The number of unsolved murders in Canada is very small. Therefore we know who killed all those aboriginal women. But saying they were killed by aboriginal men doesn't really leave any room to blame whitey or generally smear the rest of society does it.

GonZo
06-08-2017, 01:50 PM
The answer is in the fact that they are marginalized...no one cares about them,and no one cares for them. That makes them victims for the picking. Why does no one care about or for them? 'Cause Indian, and woman. {systemic racism/misogyny}.
This is a lot a crap. With the amount of orginizations out there specifically dedicated to both natives and women there appears to be a vast amount of people who care. The problem is the fact that the people they surround themselves dont care about them, abuse them and then kill them. Why dont they say how many of these women were killed at the hands of a family member?

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Billythreefeathers
06-08-2017, 02:01 PM
Why dont they say how many of these women were killed at the hands of a family member?

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see post #7

Scott_N
06-08-2017, 03:35 PM
The number of unsolved murders in Canada is very small. Therefore we know who killed all those aboriginal women. But saying they were killed by aboriginal men doesn't really leave any room to blame whitey or generally smear the rest of society does it.

That sums it up nicely.

RangeBob
06-08-2017, 04:27 PM
The number of unsolved murders in Canada is very small. Therefore we know who killed all those aboriginal women. But saying they were killed by aboriginal men doesn't really leave any room to blame whitey or generally smear the rest of society does it.

The actual stats are in that RCMP report from a couple years ago (~2014, ~2015) on the topic of aboriginal homicide.

Suputin
06-08-2017, 09:45 PM
The answer is in the fact that they are marginalized...no one cares about them,and no one cares for them. That makes them victims for the picking. Why does no one care about or for them? 'Cause Indian, and woman. {systemic racism/misogyny}.

So their friends and families don't care about them? And that is somehow racist? You need to put down the CBC, step away from the socialist media and get out a bit more often.

firemachine69
06-09-2017, 04:06 AM
The answer is in the fact that they are marginalized...no one cares about them,and no one cares for them. That makes them victims for the picking. Why does no one care about or for them? 'Cause Indian, and woman. {systemic racism/misogyny}.


I'd start caring for them if they remotely cared about themselves. I know, what a shocking concept.