Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Books

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Suggested Readings

Keetsahnak Book Cover May 2018     on the farm book cover   The Break, book by Katherena Vermette   Witness I am

If I Go Missing (2019) combines graphic fiction and non-fiction. It is a young adult graphic novel written by Brianna Jonnie with Nahanni Shingoose, art by Nshannacappo. The text derives from excerpts of a letter written to the Winnipeg Chief of Police by 14-year-old Brianna Jonnie — a letter that went viral and was also the basis of a documentary film. Read article.

The Fire Within: A Father’s Struggle for Justice (2019) by John Fox Sr. looks at the circumstances surrounding the death of his daughter and his fight for justice.

Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (2019) was written by journalist Jessica McDiarmid, finalist for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize. Read article.

Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters (2018) is edited by Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell and Christi Belcourt and published by the University of Alberta Press. Read article.

Will I see? (2017) is an upcoming multimedia project by David Robertson, GMB Chomichuk and isKwé, includes a graphic novel and music video about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Read article.

Violence Against Indigenous Women: Literature, Activism, Resistance Paperback (2017) by Allison Hargreaves, 2017 INDIES Winner.

The Break (2016) by Katherena Vermette. Read review. Read article.

Witness, I Am (2016) is a poetry collection by Gregory Scofield,which explores the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Read article.

Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada (2016) edited by D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Jennifer Brant

Invisible Victims: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (2016) by Katherine McCarthy. Read review.

Obstruction of Justice: The Search for Truth on Canada’s Highway of Tears (2016) by Ray Michalko

Pig Girl by Colleen Murphy. Screenplay published in 2015 but the first play was produced in 2013. Read article.

Remembering Vancouver’s Disappeared Women: Settler Colonialism and the Difficulty of Inheritance (2015) by Amber Dean. Read review.

That Lonely Section of Hell: The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away (2015) by Lorimer Shenher. Read review.

Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne story (2015) by David Robertson. Read article.

Missing Nimâmâ (2015) by Melanie Florence and Francois Thisdale. Read blog post. Read Article.

Kwe: Standing with our sisters (2014) by Joseph Boyden. Kindle version. Read article.

On the farm: Robert William Pickton and the tragic story of Vancouver’s missing women by Stevie Cameron is a book (2011) and a film (2016). Read article.

Torn from our midst (2010) by A. Brenda Anderson (Editor) and Wendee Kubik (Editor)

Just another Indian: A serial killer and Canada’s indifference (2001) by Warren Goulding. Read review.

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