Are We Ignoring Missing And Murdered Indigenous Men?


Community members calling for an MMIW inquiry at a recent Montreal event. (CBC) Community members calling for an MMIW inquiry at a recent Montreal event. (CBC)

It was a campaign issue in the recent federal election. There’s even an #MMIWG hashtag. After decades of activism, the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women is finally on the radar of the public.

But what about indigenous men and boys?

Aboriginal men account for approximately 71 per cent of aboriginal homicide victims in Canada, but rates of violence against indigenous men don’t seem to mobilize the same kind of support or interest — and haven’t been studied to the same extent. Dr. Adam Jones, a professor of political science at UBC Okanagan, wants to change that.

In his work as a comparative genocide scholar, Jones has embarked on a project to understand “patterns of violent victimization against men and boys,” and place it in the context of gendered violence as a whole.

According to Jones, data…

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