Media Portrayals of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Yesterday, Edmonton Police announced that they would be dismantling the task-force named Project Kare, which has been looking into the deaths and disappearances of sex trade workers in Edmonton, because it has decided to ‘reallocate resources’ so that it can operate more efficiently.

There is some concern that this issue is being shelved due to the lack of appropriate media attention into reports of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and sex trade workers.  This article in the Drum examines the differences stigma can make in public perceptions of these crimes.

Media Portrayals of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women.

Recently in Saskatoon, a candlelight vigil was held to remember and mourn for their loved ones.