Report paints grim picture of violence against native women in Quebec

KAHNAWAKE, Que. - A native women's group has published a grim report on violence against women in Quebec's First Nations communities, hoping its release will spur the province to act.

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Today's report focuses on cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women in the province.

The Quebec Native Women's Association says the document includes 18 months of testimonials from people in the province's various indigenous communities.

The RCMP says there were at least 46 homicides involving native women in the province between 1980 and 2012.

Among the recommendations by the authors is the creation of prevention strategies and better support and intervention in matters of violence.

The release of the research comes shortly after the federal government announced the creation of a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.



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