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RCMP taps Dal prof for committee on missing and murdered indigenous women – DAL News

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2016406 Views

March 8, 2016

Canada’s national police force has turned to a group of experts and leaders — including Dalhousie professor Patti Doyle-Bedwell — for help in finding better ways to tackle violence against indigenous women across the country.

Prof. Doyle-Bedwell and 11 others known for advocating on these issues were invited to join an RCMP advisory committee, which gathered in Ottawa in late January for the first of three consultation sessions to be held there this year on the topic.

The RCMP has asked “Circle For Change” committee members for input on how it can enhance crime-prevention programs and identify policing gaps to help reduce and prevent the victimization of indigenous women, an issue that has gained national attention in recent years in light of RCMP statistics showing Aboriginal women are overrepresented among cases of missing and murdered women.

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