Documents and Reports
In 2006 Lheidhli T’enneh First Nation, Carrier Sekani Family Services, Carrier Sekani Tribal Coucil, Prince George Nechako Indigenous Employment and Training Association, and the Prince George Native Friendship Center created The Highway of Tears Symposium Recommendation Report in memory of all the women who have gone missing or were founded murdered along Highway 16, the Highway of Tears.
This report captured the personal stories and recommendations shared at the Highway of Tears Symposium on March 30 and 31st, 2006. A collective and unified voice of the victims’ families and the community, advances and supports all of the 33 recommendations contained in this report for:
1. Victim Prevention
2. Emergency Planning and Team Response
3. Victim Family Counseling and Support
4. Community Development and Support
The purpose of this report is to present all realistic and achievable Highway of Tears Symposium Recommendations under each of the four topics of community response. Only the realistic and achievable recommendations are contained in this report, as each recommendation is transferred into direct action. Each symposium recommendation listed is a specific direction or call for action item, with supporting rationale included to support that recommendation.
We continue to work to implement each of the 33 Recommendations and have started a research project to assess where we are at in the implementation.
We also are working to implement the Calls for Justice from the National Inquiry in to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA People.
Reclaiming Power and Place
The Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
In late 2013, the Commissioner of the RCMP initiated an RCMP-led study of reported incidents of missing and murdered Indigenous women across all police jurisdictions in Canada.
This report summarizes that effort and will guide Canadian Police operational decision-making on a solid foundation. It will mean more targeted crime prevention, better community engagement and enhanced accountability for criminal investigations. It will also assist operational planning from the detachment to the national level.
Missing Women Commission of Inquiry
A report by The Honourable Wally T. Oppal, QC, following the inquiry into the investigations conducted between January 23, 1997 and February 5, 2002, by police forces in British Columbia respecting women reported missing from the Downtown Eastside of the City of Vancouver.
Calls for Justice
View the document here.
House of Commons Canada
A report on missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Report of the Special Committee on Violence Against indigenous Women.
Human Rights Watch
The report documents both ongoing police failures to protect indigenous women and girls in the north from violence and violent behavior by police officers against women and girls.
Native Women’s Association of Canada
This report is the result of the Sisters In Spirit Initiative, a 5 a five-year research, education and policy initiative supported by Status of Women Canada – to address the root causes, circumstances and trends of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.