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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)

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Featured Media

In October 2016, Canada’s unions staged a unique and powerful performance with music by A Tribe Called Red, video, holograms and dance to honour Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Featured Visual/Performing Artist Expressions

Alberta artist Terry McCue's painting 'Ignorance' illustrates how people are turning a blind eye to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Check out more his work in this article.

Search the UBC Catalogue

TIP: If you limit your search to Location: Xwi7xwa Library, you don't need to use keywords like "Indigenous" because our collection centers Indigenous scholarship and perspectives. You'll retrieve fewer results, which means you may exclude some relevant materials, but it also means you won't have to sift through pages of results that have little to do with Indigeneity.

Finding Materials in the UBC Catalogue

Try these basic strategies to begin your research in the UBC Library Catalogue.

Keyword Searches

Combine keywords relating to the concept of Indigenous identity AND keywords about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. For example:

  • "First Nations"
  • Indigenous
  • Aboriginal
  • Indian
  • "Indians of North America"
  • Native
  • Inuit
  • Métis
  • Musqueam (or any nation)

AND

  • "Human Trafficking"
  • "Domestic Violence"
  • "Indigenous Women"
  • "Sexual Abuse"
  • "Matriate" or "Rematriate"
  • “MMIW National Inquiry”
  • "Sisters in Spirit"
  • "Stolen Sisters"
  • "Missing women"
  • Genocide
  • "Violence Against Women"
  • Prostitution
  • "Missing and Murdered Indigenous women"
  • “MMIW Commission*”
  • "Highway of Tears"

Helpful Hints for Keyword Searches

  • Use quotation marks to search for a phrase.
    Example: "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women"
  • Use a question mark or asterik to truncate a term to search for words with the same stem.
    Example:
    crim? or crim* retrieves crime, crimes, criminal, and criminology

To search for articles that specifically mention MMIWG, use: 

(MMIWG OR  OR "Missing and murdered indigenous women and girls" OR "Missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls")

 

To search for articles about violence and crimes against indigenous women in Canada, use: 

(Indigenous OR OR "first nations" OR Inuit OR Métis or Aboriginal) 

AND (women OR woman OR girl* OR female*)

AND (murder* OR violen* OR traffic* OR abuse OR missing OR crime* OR exploitation OR "human trafficking")

 

TIP: If you limit your search to Location: Xwi7xwa Library, you don't need to use keywords like "Indigenous" because our collection centers Indigenous scholarship and perspectives. You'll retrieve fewer results, which means you may exclude some relevant materials, but it also means you won't have to sift through pages of results that have little to do with Indigeneity.

Try these basic strategies to begin your research in the UBC Library Catalogue.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are a tool designed to help researchers find similar materials. These are only some examples of the many subject headings that Xwi7xwa Library uses. Spend a few minutes exploring them when you find a book in the catalogue that supports your research.

Browse Catalogue > Subject begins with:

Try these basic strategies to begin your research in the UBC Library Catalogue.

Browse Call Numbers

Xwi7xwa Library uses a unique Classification Scheme

Materials on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls can be found throughout our collection. Come by Xwi7xwa to browse the shelves! Start with call numbers beginning with P amd PW for materials, as well as our new materials shelves.

P and PW also is where you will find information on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in our Vertical Files (unfortunately, they cannot circulate out) and in our DVDs collection.

 

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