AUDIO: Interview with David Hugill, author of ‘Missing Women, Missing News’

Last week, I caught a fascinating presentation at the University of Manitoba by David Hugill about his new book, Missing Women, Missing News: Covering Crisis in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. According to the publisher’s blurb, Hugill’s book “examines newspaper coverage of the arrest and trial of Robert Pickton, the man charged with murdering 26 street-level sex workers from […]

Does the war against Aboriginal women begin at home?

Events of recent weeks have repeatedly reminded me of some long-standing questions I’ve had surrounding the obligations of Aboriginal communities to their members, in particular, to their female members. These reminders have come as a series of three news stories, published separately but seemingly tied together by one underlying theme, one I am loath to […]