Federal Consent Needed For United Nations Inquiry
The Native Women's Association of Canada and the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action have lobbied with the United Nations to conduct an inquiry into the cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women. The UN is prepared to go ahead but requires the federal government of Canada's consent. Aboriginal women are reported to be 3.5 times more likely to be victims of violence than the rest of the population.
Bradley Bouzane, PostMedia News, Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix December 14th, 2011.