Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) is an issue affecting indigenous people in Canada and the United States, including the First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Native American communities. It has been described as a Canadian national crisis. Canadian indigenous women are disproportionately affected by all forms of violence, and are significantly over-represented among female Canadian homicide victims. They are also far more likely than other women to go missing.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls… one of the most infuriating, chill inducing topics. And that is coming from a white settler woman. Imagine the feelings of those women and families fearing the same outcome for themselves or their loved ones. Or imagine the suffering of the families who are enduring through the loss. Most of all… imagine the impact and damage on those lost souls out there, lost but never forgotten.
I mean, let’s be thankful that we are left imagining and not enduring.
This topic strikes such a bitter bone in my body. The stories of the hundreds of women and CHILDREN that disappear and get swept under the rug because the RCMP doesn’t want to ‘waste’ time and resources to find them. Who gets to decide who is worth finding, saving, and solving!? Not you, RCMP, and yet you continue to turn a blind eye to the tragedies that continually occur in this dog eat dog world.
and ps… your ill-attempt at apologies mean NOTHING when you make no change and continue to hide Indigenous women’s files at the bottom of your pile.
I was very intrigued by the topic we discussed…thinking critically about what we think the impact is on the ‘soul’ of the people impacted by these avoidable tragedies. It resonates with me as I am very much trying to become more in tune with my soul and it’s divine purpose for me. I have been doing research and taking weekend courses around this topic and it just saddens me because I know that these tragedies would undeniably impact the souls of these people and families. I believe that the physical bodies of these missing and murdered Indigenous women were taken, used, and discarded but the souls were displaced and left unsettled. The souls are remain but they are tampered, and it will be difficult for them to fulfill their life’s purpose.
One thing I MUST add though, is that I also believe in Karma. I believe that what goes around, definitely comes around. And I just pray, that the perpetrators, the ignorers and the enablers receive their karmic consequences. That in this life or a future one, their soul too will be displaced and tampered with.