Indigenous women and girls are more likely to suffer extreme violence than other women. They are more likely to disappear and never be seen again. And sadly, they are more likely to be murdered by a serial killer. For decades, it has been Canada's dirty little secret. Then in 2014, the horrific murders of Loretta Saunders and Tina Fontaine made headlines across Canada, ignited widespread outrage and exposed Canada's national shame.
So why is the level of violence towards Indigenous women reaching crisis levels? Centuries of discrimination, long term effects of the dreadful residential school era, and many other appalling government-approved practices have resulted in widespread racism towards Indigenous people. Attempts at genocide didn't cease centuries ago like many believe. They just became more subtle.
Invisible Victims is a shocking work that shines a spotlight on this national crisis and its root causes. It includes several specific cases and a review of the serial killers who have specifically targeted Indigenous women and girls as a result of the apathy of Canada's law enforcement, media and government.
Invisible Victims: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
Katherine McCarthy is a writer, graphic designer and book review blogger of Mi'kmaq and Irish descent.
Following her heart, Katherine left a 20-year commerce and project management career to find a place in the Indie Writing industry. She is currently managing a graphic design company, Evening Sky Publishing Services, specializing in book cover art design for independent authors and small publishers. The Crime Cove Book Review Blog is where she discovered writing and reading about true crime is her passion.