Valerie Taliman’s 2010 Series on Missing and Murdered Women

Hundreds of aboriginal women have been reported missing or murdered across Canada over the past 20 years. Many of those crimes have gone unsolved, the lingering questions of the women's families dismissed by authorities.

In August 2010 Valerie Taliman wrote a five-part series for the newspaper Indian Country Today, the precursor to Indian Country Today Media Network, on the scope of the problem and what is and is not being done about it. Below are links to the series.

Part 1: Trafficking Our Children

Part 2: Children Dying While Predators Roam Free

Part 3: Turning Anger into Action

Part 4: Canada’s Racist Policies to Blame for National Tragedy

Part 5: National Call for Inquiry into Deaths of Hundreds of Native Women

Valerie Taliman, Navajo, is president of Three Sisters Media, which offers publishing, social media and public relations services. She is also an award-winning journalist specializing in environmental, social justice and human rights issues. She is based in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact her at

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