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List of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Momen (MMIW)

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women and Girls
A corresponding mass movement in the US and Canada works to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) through organized marches; the building of databases; local community, city council, and tribal council meetings; and domestic violence trainings for police. Photo: American Indian Republic

Human-rights crisis disproportionately affects Indigenous peoples in Canada and the United States, notably those in the FNMI (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) and Native American communities.

Here are some of so many missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG)

Mindy Tran Mindy Tran
Kelowna, BC
File # 104200122

The eight-year-old had gone out to play just after dinner, Aug. 17, 1994. When she didn't return, a search was called and hundreds of area residents fanned out across the neighbourhood to find who was described by many as a studious and friendly child, according to Capital News archives.

Tina Michelle Fontain Tina Michelle Fontain
Winnipeg, MB
File # 104200095

Tina Michelle Fontaine, 15, was a First Nations teenage youth who initially went missing multiple times throughout the early month of August 2014, but later found deceased. She was last seen alive accompanying an individual that was solicitating a sex act from her. Fontaine's body was later found at the bottom of the Red River.

Lisa Marie Young Lisa Marie Young
Nanaimo, BC
File # 104200062

Lisa Marie Young had spent the night at a local nightclub and several house parties, before accepting a ride to a fast food restaurant from a man she had just met. Young spent the night at a nightclub in Downtown Nanaimo called Jungle where she and several friends celebrated the birthday of their friend.

Aielah Saric-Auger Aielah Saric-Auger
Prince George, BC
File # 104200177

Aielah Saric-Auger was born on December 30, 1991 in Edmonton, Alberta. A member of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, she was the youngest of six children. Aielah didn't have an easy life growing up. When she was young, she and her mother, Audrey, were driving when their car slid on black ice.

Virginia Samapare Jean Virginia Sampare
Gitsegukla, BC
File # 104200049

Sampare was last seen by her cousin on Highway 16 outside Gitsegukla on October 14, 1971. He left her alone as he cycled home to get a jacket, and she was gone when he returned. Growing up, Sampare was described as a shy, quiet child who sang teasing songs to her siblings.

Dorothy Georgina Abel Dorothy Georgina Abel
Yellowknife, N.W.T
File # 104200135

In July 1996, Dorothy Abel was assaulted which led her to remain in a coma for four years at Royal Alexander Hospital in Edmonton until she tragically passed away in 2000. When the MMIW inquiry started occurring in Canada, Dorothy's family asked police to provide records of the investigation into her death.

Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick Maisy and Shannon
Maniwaki, QC
File # 104200154

Maisy, 16, and Shannon, 17, were last seen in Maniwaki, QC. on Sept. 6, 2008, before heading out for a night of dancing. The investigation revealed that the two young women were last seen together at Shannon Alexander's home located in Maniwaki on the morning of September 6.

Bobbie Lynn Moose Bobbie Lynn Moose
Thompson, MB
File # 104200144

October 17, 2019, at 5:10 pm, Thompson RCMP received a report of a deceased female found at a location near Nelson Road in Thompson, Manitoba. The deceased was identified as Bobbie Lynn Moose from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation. Her death was determined to be as a result of homicide.

Mary Ann Birmingham Mary Ann Birmingham
Iqaluit, NU
File # 104200116

On May 26, 1986, Mary Ann Birmingham, 15, died at the hands of an unknown assailant who stabbed and mutilated her inside her family's housing unit near the beach. She's one of the nearly 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls whose deaths and unexplained disappearances have provoked a Canada-wide demand for the national MMIW inquiry.

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Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.!!!

- Mandy M. (Winnipeg, MB)

Prayers for residential school survivors... I just say pray right now, for the families, for the generations, for the hurt, for the pain, for the struggle. Rest In Peace, babies!!!

- Cherrie B. (Surrey, BC)

Just a few murders in RCMP files for Thompson, MB...Jacob Stokman, 58, who was killed July 27, 2008 in a Cree Road trailer, and Chantel Rikhiem, who was slain on Feb. 2, 2005. Plz look it up.

- Louis A. (Thompson, MB)

Many unsolved here in BC. A lot of these crimes happened a long time ago... Most of the victims don't get found, some get found but not right away and evidence is completely lost. Sad!

- Tristan W. (Vancouver, B.C.)

What is really important for these families is to know that as Canadians, is that we remember these murdered or missing people and keep our eyes and ears open.

- Sarah M. (Kamloops, B.C.)

What really happend to Franklin Shoofey, shot and killed outside his Montreal law office on Cherrier St?

- Janvier S. (Montreal, QC)

I am following up on a possible homicide investigation dating back to June 15, 2005. The body of Angus McLeod Stirling was found in a residence at 5456 Vedder Road. I lost touch with the conclusion of this incident. I was a previous neighbour when I lived in Chilliwack.

- Randelyn R. (Lethbridge, AB)

In 1982 a man claiming to be a professional race car driver talked his way into NASCAR's Winston 500 and then disappeared, leaving a trail of bounced checks and confused victims in his wake. This is the story of L. W. Wright: NASCAR's Mystery Driver. How about a non-violent sports mystery?

- Bacary T. (Windsor, ON)

Some unsolved crimes here in Thompson still have an investigation going on. We know that sometimes these investigations might take too long but the pressure must go on for justice!

- Kerrick A. (Thompson, MB)

Hi. Lots of unsolved cases here in Winnipeg that I don't see on this site. Maybe we all should come out and speak up, starting with ME! :)

- Debbie M. (Winnipeg, MB)

The bizarre case of Helen Doe, an unidentified car crash victim from 1991. Who is Helen Doe and is she part of the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women?

- Lisbeth V. (Toronto, ON)

I live in a small with some unsolved cases... Cold cases. Spreading the word can still save someone's life.

- David B. (Lunenburg, NS)

Hi there, I've grown up and lived in south okanagan for many years, I also remember in the North okanagan a young man associated with a VW car ,maybe selling it? Went missing, north of Vernon. The okanagan is a nice place but it attracts many criminal types.

- Sharon J. (South Okanagan, B.C.)

My kids father has gone missing for over a year. We have two children together. It isn't like him to not show up for the kids. His car was found abandoned. His car on and door open in Cheekeye. The police did not search for him then but took his car cause the keys were in it anx it was still running with him no where in sight. His name is Daniel Lee Reoch and he would be 30 now and turning 31 this year in March. He was declared missing January 7th I believe. I just want to put his story out there in hopes we can find some answers. SAR and RCMP and also family friends and the community did a ground search but it snowed so hard.

- Key-le-la H. (Squamish, B.C.)

Another year comes and tina Fontaine case is still unsolved. Senseless murders and violence against indigenous women :(

- Hillary W. (Winnipeg, MB)

Evelyn Cook case will forever haunt Alberta. Someone out there knows something...it's never too late to come forward!

- Melissa P. (Okotoks, AB)

So sad that still there is no updates on Mary Hammond!! Missing since 80s from Brantford, Ont.

- Patrick M. (Milton, ON)

Any information about Angie Hartmann? Angela a high school student has been missing since 1983 from Ottawa. There seems to be very little information available in this case. All I could find is an Ottawa Sun article from 2003, basically the only contact anyone has had with someone involved with Angela is a boyfriend she had briefly in early 1983 in Germany, who gave what information he had to the Doe Network.

- Nicole H. (Ottawa, ON)

It is unbelievable how many unsolved murders in Canada, especially in northern BC. May all R.I.P. They will never be forgotten.

- Lisa V. (Prince Rupert, B.C.)

I hope many of these cases will be solved. Families want justice or closure.

- Anna V. (Vancouver, B.C.)

My nephew has been missing for 12 years now but we have never given up. We are hoping and hoping!!

- Ernest H. (Winnipeg, MB)

I sometimes think that some unsolved cases are not really unsolved. They have been solved but no enough evidence to convict the perpetrator.

- Julie N. (Toronto, ON)

We lost our lovely daughter. Disappeared mysteriously 14 years ago in Calgary. She was 11 years old. This case is still unsolved today. Please keep the word out. We hope that she is somewhere... Alive!

- Andrew B. Jr. (Calgary, AB)

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Virginia Sampare

October 14, 1971
Gitsegukla, BC
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18-year-old Jean Virginia Sampare was last seen by Alvin (her cousin) on Highway 16 outside Gitsegukla on October 14, 1971. He left her alone as he cycled home to get a jacket, and she was gone when he returned.

Sampare worked at the Royal Packing Company salmon canning plant in Claxton and was described as a healthy, normal 18-year-old woma nwho sang teasing songs to her siblings. She loved to play "nurse" with her siblings and would take turns with Winnie (sibling) being the nurse.

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