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By Loren O'Brien-Egesborg

Thousands of people have gathered across the country in honour of Tina Fontaine, an Indigenous teenager whose body was found in Winnipeg’s Red River in 2014.

According to CBC News, 56-year-old Raymond Cormier was acquitted of second degree murder charges in Fontaine’s death and no one has been held accountable for her murder.

The people at the gatherings called for reforms to the Canadian justice system and for the better treatment of Indigenous people.


By Ana Bilokin

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls spent 3 days hearing the stories of 20 survivors and family members in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

According to CBC News, the testimonies included that of celebrated Inuk singer Susan Aglukark who confronted and named the man that sexually abused her when she was 8 years old.

Many of the stories told involved long term domestic abuse from partners or family members including that of Della Ootoova, who was beaten to death by her husband in 2008.

The speakers called for more and better resources in the North to help survivors heal and to prevent further abuse.


By Karl Knox

110 female students are missing after Boko Haram insurgents attacked a school in Dapchi, Nigeria last week.

According to Reuters, Boko Haram have been fighting to overthrow the Nigerian government since 2009, causing havoc through a wave of bombings, assassinations and abductions.

The conflict is estimated to have killed tens of thousands of people, led to the abduction of thousands, and forced some two million people to flee their homes.

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared this tragedy a "national disaster" and has apologized to the girls' families.