July 1st settler celebrations are coming up – a good time to remember that Canada is founded on the disappearances of Indigenous women and destruction of the land. Let’s honour their spirits during this #SovereigntySummer and work to end the violence!
Currently we are working together with Ottawa-based Families of Sisters in Spirit (FSIS) to create a grassroots community database for the families of Indigenous women who have died violent deaths. We hope to launch in September 2013. Please let us know if we have missed anyone that you would like added.
Incomplete list of Indigenous women who have died violent and premature deaths in Ontario.
â™¥ Alice Quoquat Netemegesic, murdered in Thunder Bay in the late 1970s.
â™¥ Audrey Brown, murdered in Lac La Croix First Nation, Sept. 2007.
â™¥ Barbara Shapwaykeesic, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1989.
â™¥ Bernadette Leclair, 16, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1987.
â™¥ Alissa Martin-Travers, 5, murdered in Cornwall, April 2008.
â™¥ Caroll Lou Viau, 41, missing from Thunder Bay in September 1985.
â™¥ Carolyn Connolly, 54. beaten and repeatedly stabbed to death, her body found on August 2, 2008 near
Sherbourne and Dundas Streets, Toronto.
â™¥ Cynthia Lynette Jamieson, 44 of Six Nations; beaten, brutally raped and murdered in Hamilton on
June 12, 2002.
â™¥ Deanna Daw, of Fort Frances; shot to death on Oct. 29, 2000.
â™¥ Debbie Sloss- Clarke, 42, found dead in her room at Gerrard and Sherbourne, Toronto on July 29, 1997.
â™¥ Deborah Toulouse, 41, murdered in Wikwemikong on May 18, 2002.
â™¥ Denise Bourdeau, 39, murdered in Kitchener Waterloo in Jan. 2007.
â™¥ Diane Dobson, 36, found dead in ditch in Windsor in Feb. 1995.
â™¥ Diane Marshall, 43, found dead in Toronto in May 2006.
â™¥ Donna Kabatay, approx. late teens; murdered in Seine River First Nation.
â™¥ Donna Tebbenham, raped and murdered in Thunder Bay in 1987.
â™¥ Doreen Hardy, 18, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1996.
â™¥ Edith McGinnis Quagon, 42; murdered in Minneapolis.
â™¥ Elaine LaForme, 48, murdered in New Credit on Jan. 22, 2012
â™¥ Elena Assam-Thunderbird, 17, sexually assaulted and beaten to death on June 1, 2002.
â™¥ Helen Gillings; murdered in Hamilton, February 1995.
â™¥ Helen Louise Jacobs, 73, murdered in Elliot Lake, July 2005.
â™¥ Helyna Rivera of Six Nations 25, murdered in 2011 in Buffalo
â™¥ Holly Anne Painter, missing from East York since June 1995.
â™¥ Jane Doe, ca. 23, murdered near St. Clair River, June 1992.
â™¥ Jane Doe, ca. 30-50, murdered in Lively, April 2005.
â™¥ Jane Jack, stabbed to death in Kenora on April 28, 1995.
â™¥ Jane Louise Sutherland, 20, fully clothed body found on Oct. 23, 1984 in Hullâ€™s Jacques Cartier Park
across the Ottawa River from Lowertown.
â™¥ Jennifer Stewart, stabbed to death in Ottawa in August 2010.
â™¥ Jordina Skunk, 29, found frozen to death in Fort Severin First Nation on January 31, 2008.
â™¥ Josephine Thompson, 18; murdered in 1971 – her body found by the railway tracks in Macdiarmid/Rocky Bay.
â™¥ Judie Thibault, 57, murdered in Thunder Bay in November 2000.
â™¥ Katelynne Sampson, 7, found dead with signs of bodily trauma on August 3, 2008 in Torontoâ€™s Parkdale
â™¥ Kelly Morrisseau, 27 and 7 months pregnant; murdered in Ottawa; her body found in Gatineau Park
on December 10, 2006.
â™¥ Laura Pilon, 22, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1992.
â™¥ Lisa Lynn Anstey, 21, last seen getting into a car on Bleeker St; found murdered behind Street City
in Toronto on May 12, 1997.
â™¥ Liz Bonney, murdered in Cat Lake First Nation in 1992.
â™¥ Lorraine Rivers, murdered in Thunder Bay.
â™¥ Mae Morton, 17, raped and left to freeze to death outside Beardmore in 1962.
â™¥ Margaret Yvonne Guylee, disappeared in Toronto in 1965.
â™¥ Margaret Perrault (Bluebird), 32, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1988.
â™¥ Mary Ann Davis, 15, murdered in Zhiibaahassing (Manitoulin Island) First Nation.
â™¥ Mary Peters King, murdered in Thunder Bay.
â™¥ Maxine Susanne Peters, 34, of Walpole Island First Nation; shot and killed on June 13, 2004.
â™¥ Meloni Sutton, 18, of Fort Frances; reported missing on March 13, 2003 and found murdered in Kenora
a month later.
â™¥ Mercedes Stevens, 9, murdered in Kashechewan First Nation, Sept. 2006.
â™¥ Minnie Sutherland, 40, killed in Hull on Dec. 31, 1988.
â™¥ Pamela Holopainen, 22, of Schumacher; last seen in Timmins on Dec. 14, 2003.
â™¥ Petrina Whitecrow; murdered in Fort Frances.
â™¥ Rebecca Jean King, 22, missing since Oct. 21, 1999 from North Bay.
â™¥ Rena Fox, 38, murdered in Thunder Bay, Feb. 2003.
â™¥ Samantha Johnings, of Hamilton, 19 months; sexually assaulted and murdered on Dec. 13, 1992.
â™¥ Sandra Kaye Johnson, 18, found dead on Feb. 13, 1992 near 110 Ave in Thunder Bay.
â™¥ Sarah Jane Wawia Bernard, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1966.
â™¥ Sarah Mason, 44, murdered in Thunder Bay in 1997.
â™¥ Sarah Skunk, 43, missing from Thunder Bay since 1995.
â™¥ Shelley Lynne Joseph, of Six Nations, 43, stabbed to death in Hamilton on July 2nd 2004.
â™¥ Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink, 31, found dead in 1994 at Southwold Prehistoric Earthworks near Iona.
â™¥ Spring Phillips, 26, murdered in Toronto in December 2009.
â™¥ Susan Asslin, 19, brutally stabbed to death near Dryden in 1974.
â™¥ Sylvia Gaudet, 52 of Hamilton; found murdered on Jan. 5, 2005.
â™¥ Tashina Cheyenne Vaughn General, 21, murdered along with her unborn child, body found on
April 26, 2008 at Six Nations, near Chiefswood Road and Indian Line.
â™¥ Theresa Wilkins Jamieson, body found Spring 2011 in Thames River, Chatham.
â™¥ Therese Labbe, 47, murdered in Mountjoy River in October 1989.
â™¥ Tiffany Morrison of Kahnawake, 25, last seen in Montreal in 2006, body found in 2010.
â™¥ Tricia Paquette, 8, murdered in Brantford, February 1978.
â™¥ Viola Melvin, 67, murdered in Toronto on April 14, 1977.
â™¥ Viola Panacheese, 42, missing from Sioux Lookout since August 1991.
â™¥ Virginia Caol Kitty, 46, missing from Swastika since March 2008.
â™¥ Virginia Nootchchtai, 31, from Whitefish, October 1988
â™¥ Vivian Cada, 53, found dead on June 30, 2005 in apt. at 285 Shuter St, Toronto.