Young Indigenous women are still disappearing and many times are ending up dead. Not much is being done to address the issue. That is according to Reverend Deborah Minoose, a pastor and a residential school survivor. In October, the body of 34-year-old Tia Blood was discovered just outside of Coalhurst here in Alberta.
Minoose says missing and murdered Indigenous women is still a huge problem that needs national attention.
“I don’t feel that there is enough that is being said, that is being done for our people, for the First Nations women and Indigenous women. Because the fact is that many times they have gone missing and they’re not even on the news and I’ve seen where the there is other nationalities of women where instantly there is an Amber Alert for somebody that’s under 18. It goes out immediately and this is not going on with our women.”
According to Stats Canada nearly half of Indigenous women 15 years-of-age or older who were murdered between 2015 and 2020 were killed by an intimate partner.