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Stakes high for Indigenous women still waiting for action after MMIWG inquiry –

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2019168 Views

December 9, 2019

Daleen Kay Bosse was a Cree woman from Onion Lake Cree Nation, Sask.

She was 25 years old, married and studying to become a teacher while raising her young daughter. She had grown up wanting to be a doctor or a lawyer, but she ultimately picked teacher’s college — just like her parents. You see their pride in a family slideshow.

In photos, Bosse is the person perpetually smiling with her arms wrapped around friends and family. In headlines, Bosse is a missing woman and then a murdered woman. She’s one of the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in Canada, whose grieving loved ones have been calling for answers, and for justice.

When the long-awaited MMIWG inquiry report came out six months ago, it included 231 recommendations for Canada, meant to make Indigenous women and girls safe. It was also a chance for some families, like Bosse’s, to feel heard.

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