Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Jared Deseronto, Ontario

Fair address: Kingston Regional Fair

Project: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

This is a problem that is not getting any better. According to a report by the RCMP, 1,017 women, confirmed to be Indigenous, were murdered between 1960 and 2012 – a homicide rate roughly 4.5 times higher than all other women in Canada. Something needs to be done to improve this situation.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned was that the majority of Indigenous women were murdered by Indigenous men.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Indigenous Women are being targeted. The numbers are getting higher. Girls and women are suffering and getting affected by this. There are not enough people standing up for this cause. The government of Canada is putting this very low on their list of priorities. This is a sad event in Canadian History

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

This is an ongoing problem so it affects us the same today. 16% of women murdered in Canada and 11% of missing women are Indigenous yet Indigenous women only make up 4.3 percent of the population.

  • Jakob YC ON

    Good job!
    28/06/2017 6:23:48 PM

  • Quintyn YC ON

    Great job explaining this terrible issue.
    12/06/2017 7:11:05 PM

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