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By Loren O'Brien-Egesborg

This week as hearings into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls take place in Montreal, families from all over Quebec are travelling to share their stories.

According to CBC News, an Algonquin woman named Sandy Ruperthouse has been missing since 2014.

Her father Johnny Wilde will be sharing his daughter’s story as well as the policing problems in Val d’Or during this week’s hearings.


By Karl Knox

Experts have found that Manitoba is continuing to fail Indigenous children who have been placed in the province’s child welfare system.

According to CBC News, 90% of the children receiving childware in Manitoba are Inuit, Métis or First Nations, and to keep track of these children the province has been using an outdated and flawed computer system.

The computer network has been plagued with problems including missing information on caseloads, inaccurate data and children being neglected.

Several years after the completion of the inquiry into five-year-old Phoenix Sinclair's murder in 2005, none of the recommendations from the investigator’s reports have been implemented.


By Ana Bilokin

Hundreds of migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya by Libya’s coast guard and international charity ships travelling to Italy on Saturday.

According to Reuters, many of the boats, operated by smugglers, had broken down and were on the verge of sinking when the coast guard arrived.

Libya is a primary departure point for migrants to reach Europe, with more than 600,000 migrants crossing the sea to Italy over the past four years with thousands dying in the process