Stolen Sisters

Stolen Sisters

The Story of Two Missing Girls, Their Families and How Canada Has Failed Indigenous Women

Book - 2015
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In 2014, the nation was rocked by the brutal violence against young Aboriginal women Loretta Saunders, Tina Fontaine and Rinelle Harper. But tragically, they were not the only Aboriginal women to suffer that year. In fact, an official report revealed that since 1980, 1,200 Canadian Aboriginal women have been murdered or have gone missing. This alarming official figure reveals a national tragedy and the systemic failure of law enforcement and of all levels of government to address the issue.

Journalist Emmanuelle Walter spent two years investigating this crisis and has crafted a moving representative account of the disappearance of two young women, Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander, teenagers from western Quebec, who have been missing since September 2008. Via personal testimonies, interviews, press clippings and official documents, Walter pieces together the disappearance and loss of these two young lives, revealing these young women to us through the voices of family members and witnesses.

Stolen Sisters is a moving and deeply shocking work of investigative journalism that makes the claim that not only is Canada failing its First Nations communities, but that a feminicide is taking place.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd,, 2015, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781443445160
Branch Call Number: 362. 88082 WAL
Characteristics: 220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Nov 07, 2017

Two of our girls are still missing for nearly a decade ... mind you they disappeared from a rural area with no cameras... & no great effort by both KZ cops or SQ, they were gone nearly a week before "official" interest was taken & then both forces started separate investigations cause one girl was on-reserve & one was off-reserve. Media notification on a Friday late pm & no AMBER ALERT, due to parameters ...

as noted in previous article:

"Odjick was 16 and Alexander was 17 when they were last seen at a bus stop in Maniwaki, about 145 kilometres north of Ottawa, on Sept. 6, 2008. Odjick lived on the Kitigan Zibi Anishnibeg First Nation reserve, while Alexander lived in Maniwaki, just off the reserve."

Maisy Odjick: ( was about to start educational upgrading) has her listed under missing persons& unidentified bodies unit-file # 20080215 )

Shannon Alexander: ( previously was army cadet while in Ottawa & was about to start a nursing course)
(SQ has her listed as a "white" person, she's not -she is Algonquin & Inuit, & she was living off-reserve cause not enough housing on-reserve)
(OPP has her listed under missing persons& unidentified bodies unit- file # 20080216 )

I think of & pray for them everyday..

info and pics at :

Nov 30, 2015

The information is important. It's an excellent book to be informed by.

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