aboriginal women

Building careers in the Downtown Eastside, one block of wood at a time

If you walk into a RONA store in the Lower Mainland, you can purchase planters, patio furniture, and wooden Christmas ornaments from an unexpected source: the Downtown Eastside.

Citizens demand justice for indigenous women at annual missing women's memorial march

A sombre memorial marks Valentine's Day in the Downtown Eastside.

Hundreds call for justice for Aboriginal women at missing women's memorial march

Supporters demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.

Why women are angry over the Missing Women's report

Yesterday's release of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry report was an emotional event that did little to guarantee justice for victims.

Missing women inquiry lawyer resigns, saying police given priority over Aboriginal voices

The Pickton inquiry faced a new setback today, as the lawyer for Aboriginal interests quit – the latest in a string of boycotts and criticisms which some say has cost the commission its legitimacy.

Families of missing women take to the streets, joined by #OccupyVancouver

As a troubled inquiry into missing women entered its second week, family members of the disappeared took over a busy downtown intersection in opposition.

Sex workers need identities protected at Pickton inquiry, lawyer says

Vulnerable witnesses may be drug users or open to intimidation, need to feel comfortable and safe when speaking, independent counsel argues.

Pickton inquiry adds independent lawyers in face of legal funding dispute

Community groups have said they'll boycott investigation because province has denied them individual legal funding -- and they're not happy with latest move.

Caroline Macgillivray's Beauty Night on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

"Oh, you're so pretty," exclaims Theresa,  a short-haired woman as she greets Beauty Night founder, Caroline Macgillivray. Theresa throws her arms around Macgillivray in a warm embrace. "So...

Aboriginal women victims of violence at triple rate of non native women: study

OTTAWA - A new study says the rate of violent incidents reported by aboriginal women was triple that of non-aboriginal women in 2009. Statistics Canada says nearly 67,000, or 13 per cent of...