Dr. Vicki Chartrand of the Sociology Department is actively involved in research on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. To highlight all the work the families and communities have done to address the murders and disappearances, she and her collaborators created the Unearthing Justices Resource Collection, an unfinished collection of 500+ grassroots initiatives from Indigenous families and communities across the land who continue to support the murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit+ people (MMIWG2S+).
The Unearthing Justices Campaign is one of the initiatives of the Centre for Justice Exchange, founded by Dr. Chartrand. As Director of the Center, she and a collective of academics, students, and volunteers seek to create more inclusive understandings and practices of justice and accountability. One way the Centre achieves this objective is through the sharing of resources. The Unearthing Justices Campaign was one of the resources shared during the 2020 12 Days of Action, a campaign highlighting the systemic dimensions of violence against women.
We invite you to listen to the Unearthing Justices’ Webinars and consult their resource collection to learn about Indigenous initiatives for MMIWG2S+
on their website. If you would like to add to the collection, please email