June 26, 2015

Mystery of missing and murdered aboriginal women solved. The cause? Cuts to CBC programs

Mitch WolfeRebel Blogger

The RCMP recently released an updated and very controversial report on missing and murdered aboriginal women, which specifically concluded that about 70% of murdered aboriginal women were killed by native male Indians - that is, spouses, family members, acquaintances or otherwise known to the female victims. 

The response by the liberal media (i.e. CBC) and aboriginal leaders was, let us say, quite underwhelming.

Anna Maria Tremonti of CBC’s “The Current” found these statistics alarming. She appeared particularly shocked that these RCMP “findings,” by a federal agency under the control of the Harper Conservatives, would suggest that indigenous men would be at all responsible for the disappearance and/or deaths of aboriginal women with whom they were involved or knew in their community.

The fact that the CBC and the progressive liberal press appear to be genuinely surprised by the RCMP’s irrefutable evidence-based findings, that the predominant killers of murdered aboriginal women are in fact native Indian men, should not come as a shock to those who have diligently followed the CBC over the years.   

For years the CBC and other political liberal media, have been deluding themselves and perpetuating the myths that red-necked, long gun-toting, white conservative Harper-loving serial killer types or overweight pig farmers were running wild in the north and in western Canada preying on defenceless aboriginal women.

So imagine the surprise at the CBC that the causes of such deaths may be closer to home - literally in the homes and communities of aboriginal women.

However, in the case of the CBC and its fellow liberal/progressive media travellers, once they have been seized with a certain narrative, a certain inflexible way of seeing the world through rosy liberal glasses, it is next to impossible to suddenly and fundamentally change the direction of the story. Notwithstanding the actual facts on the ground have changed.

Accordingly, I believe that myopic people like Tremonti and the whole bunch at CBC still believe - notwithstanding the definitive conclusions of the recent RCMP reports - that a multi-year $50+ million public inquiry is still required to look into the root causes of how Canada, Canadians, and especially the Harper Conservatives have failed aboriginal women.

Knowing the CBC as well as I do, after decades of exposure to this publicly-funded institution, I believe that it is perfectly reasonable to assume that the CBC sincerely believe that one solution to the deaths of all these unfortunate aboriginal women is to significantly restore CBC funding so that CBC can create and produce inspiring and innovated aboriginal programming here in downtown Toronto, so as to positively influence the behavior of native Indian men.

The harsh reality is that such programming would be quite irrelevant to the First Nations experience, but very beneficial to the many politically correct, Toronto-based TV writers, directors and producers favorable to CBC, who are suffering from severe unemployment, while forced to make outrageous mortgage payments on their over-priced downtown Toronto condos. 

But I digress.

Note in the RCMP’s original 2014 report on this matter, covering a period from 1980-2012, and based on police reports from all the provinces and territories, the RCMP found that there were a shocking 1,017 female aboriginal homicides and 164 missing aboriginal women.

Even though the female aboriginal population consists of only 4.3% of the total Canadian female population, the figure of 1,017 murdered aboriginal women represent about 16% of all Canadian female homicides.

This report also concluded that most homicides were committed by men and most of the perpetuators knew their victims - whether as an acquaintance or a spouse.

Interestingly,  at that time, the RCMP, in order not to be accused of racism and “native Indianaphobia” and the RCMP, apparently overly concerned with the sensitivities of the overall male aboriginal population, failed to specifically directly  lay the blame on the whole male aboriginal population for containing within their ranks - abusive native Indian men, rapists and murderers. 

In the above-noted 2015 updated report, the RCMP did not make the same mistake again. To their credit, they did not pull any punches.

The said report concluded: “Parallel to the findings of the 2014 Overview in which most homicide victims had a previous rela­tionship with the offender (meaning, native male Indians,) the 2013 and 2014 RCMP data reveals that the offender was known to the victim in 100% of the solved homicides of Aboriginal women in RCMP jurisdiction.”

In other words, in 100% of the solved murders of aboriginal women from 2013 and 2014, in RCMP jurisdictions, the murderers were 100% native male Indians. 

Predictably - and notwithstanding these very clear statistics - Bernice Martial, the Grand Chief of Treaty Six in central Saskatchewan and Alberta, is unconvinced that responsibility for the tragedy can be pinned on native men.

“How are they collecting and compiling all this information? To me, it just doesn’t drive,” she said in a telephone interview with the Globe & Mail. “The RCMP is under the federal government, they have to comply with their policies and whatever they are told, they have to do. What I would like to see is an independent national inquiry.”

Furthermore, Chief Martial and other First Nations chiefs do not see the connection between native Indian men abusing and killing aboriginal women and native Indian men being responsible for abusing and killing aboriginal women.

To these chiefs, many aboriginals and many liberal and progressive Canadians, these statistics are irrelevant. They should be ignored. It just doesn’t drive. To these people, this is not a male native Indian issue, it is a Canadian issue.

As such, these people believe the Harper Government and all the other federal parties should support another Justice Murray Sinclair “Truth and Reconciliation Part 2 - The Sequel” public inquiry, investigating the disappearance and the murder of aboriginal women. (Because 40 independent previous studies, which all have come to the same conclusion, are irrelevant and should be ignored.)

Apparently “Truth and Rec 2” should also last at least five years.  Cost $50+ million.  And employ tons of politically-connected aboriginal lawyers or aboriginal-friendly lawyers, consultants, lobbyists and general hangers on. All on the taxpayers’ dime.

This TR2 Commission should look at such root causes as the residential school system of 50 years ago, British colonialism, failed treaty negotiations, global warming, the existence of oil pipelines and most importantly, the lack of CBC programming of heroic aboriginals as influential role models.

In other words, more Adam Beach in Arctic Air or repeats of North of 60.

I get it. If I lived on a steady diet of Dragons Den and the unfunny Rick Mercer and Mr. D, I too would be driven to violence.

But more funding for CBC, that may be a bridge too far for us poor suffering taxpayers. 


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commented 2015-07-03 01:23:15 -0400
Ken Clements, excellent point.
commented 2015-07-01 00:16:07 -0400
I’m getting really tired of this “victims of the white male” crap that passes for reality in this country when the natives are mentioned. But here’s something that most native leaders haven’t thought about. In another generation, white people in Canada will be a minority. The powerful positions of government will be occupied by people of various races that are not Christian or European. These people will not have any collective Christian guilt about what their ancestors supposedly did to the Indians as they never participated in settling this country. This means that they won’t be as easily talked into granting special status for natives and showering them with cash or doing any of the other useless things that our race has been doing for the past 100 plus years to make up for our “wrongs”. Good luck to the Bands that think they will be dealing with the same mentality as the stupid white people that pandered to and appeased them. These people from the 3rd world immigrating here, come from cultures that routinely stomp and destroy minority groups in their own countries. The natives should be the first to demand Canada’s immigration policy be changed!
commented 2015-06-30 21:31:31 -0400
PM Harper, let CBC off the hook after winning a majority, he should of revamped them early into similar PBS status, for every $ they raised they could of matched, but to late, now they still live with the same hatred for them and they even have more influence on who will rule.
commented 2015-06-30 18:26:08 -0400
The RCMP’s report, while accurate, was not politically correct. It did not blame unknown white people, particularly males. Feminists and minorities don’t want to admit to their own shortcomings (witness the backlash against Natives having their accounting become transparent, or RCMP reports that 50% of domestic assault victims are men). Thus, the mainstream media tries to either whitewash the report, or minimize it, or bury it.

It’s a shame we don’t have facts reported very much anymore — we’re fed politically correct propaganda instead.
commented 2015-06-30 11:15:09 -0400
@ʇɹƎQOɹ JAGO ….I don’t know if you ever watched the TV series Deadwood….but one of the lessons that was made clear in that series is that if you go to the boom town and piss off the pimps….you get fed to the pigs. That is certainly the pattern that happened in Vancouver/ Port Coquitlam. I am willing to bet that pattern applies to all of the cities you listed. And you are probably right….the pimps/dangerous Johns who made these women disappear very likely came from every racial group….they weren’t all native….and they weren’t all white….prostitution is colour blind……pimping is colour blind….so is the difficulty for city police forces to solve these cases…Now if you are saying that an inquiry into this is going to serve ANY useful purpose other than male bashing ….of white men mostly….then I don’t agree with you.

Spend the money on a federal police task force to solve the crimes….make sure the task force has native police officers on it to keep the motivation on focus . It has been my observation that whenever certain pimps go to prison or get killed the number of dead and missing girls declines sharply.

I speak from the heart…my words are true
commented 2015-06-29 01:09:54 -0400
In white culture if you catch your best friend in bed with your wife you shoot your best friend. In the native culture if you catch your best friend in bed with your wife you shoot your wife. It is a cultural difference.
commented 2015-06-28 17:12:42 -0400
Rick – because the essence of bigotry is the belief that if you know one key thing about someone, you know how they will think or act on any other thing. Jago sees that the posted videos are hosted by people of (predominantly) one skin colour, and that means that he knows all he needs to know about them.

It’s why the left hurls such vitriol at people like Michelle Malkin, Thomas Sowell, Walter E. Williams, and Clarence Thomas: because they refuse to act in the way that someone that their skin pigmentation “should” act.
commented 2015-06-28 15:07:35 -0400
Jago said: “Now I’m sure that for you as a writer at the Rebel, being white, as all Rebel writers are – the only people you know are other white people.” Dangerous assumption bordering on racism. Facts please.
commented 2015-06-28 12:09:38 -0400
ꞱɹƎQOɹ JAGO, are you serious? The article does not at all conclude that EVERY native woman murdered from 1980 onward knew their offender, nor does it imply or otherwise state that in 100% of the cases the murderer was a native male. In the first paragraph, which you apparently did not read, Wolfe cites the RCMP’s finding that 70% of murdered aboriginal women since 1980 were killed by native males who were known to the victim.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as with most murders — regardless of skin colour — the victim and offender are known to one another.
Also, where you do you get the idea that the incidence of white women murdered by white men is higher than aboriginal women murdered by aboriginal men? It’s simply not true. Canadian men, white or aboriginal, are nearly three times more likely to be the victim of a homicide than women.
You make no sense.
commented 2015-06-28 11:47:52 -0400
@ clueless with the funny name . . . .
“In other words, in 100% of the solved murders of aboriginal women from 2013 and 2014, in RCMP jurisdictions, the murderers were 100% native male Indians. " . . . .

What part of 100% of the SOLVED MURDERS is Confusing for YOU ? ? ?

What can I say about the CBC . . .an organization well beyond it’s “Best Before Date” . . . it should be defunded NOW and left to make it’s way as an independent broadcaster if it can. The CBC and “Journalism” parted company many decades ago !
commented 2015-06-28 01:56:44 -0400
Mitch – what obvious mistake in logic are you making? Think hard, if you can … you report that the RCMP say in the cases that have been solved, 100% of native women knew the offenders. To which you conclude that it must mean that all of them were killed by natives. Now I’m sure that for you as a writer at the Rebel, being white, as all Rebel writers are – the only people you know are other white people. But for most natives, being minorities, it’s different. Being native myself, I know a lot of natives, but I also know a lot of black people, a lot of white people, even the odd cabinet minister, or senator. If I, as a native, were murdered, and the RCMP reported that I knew my murderer – why would it mean that they were automatically native?

Now this isn’t even to touch on the fact that the RCMP stats are wildly skewed towards rural areas where reserves are located, and don’t include stats on cities like Vancouver and Winnipeg – where many of the missing women disappeared. And it doesn’t address the fact that the stats are only on those murders that have been solved. No, this is just dealing with a subset of a subset of a subset. And tell me, Mitch, what percentage of white women were killed by white men? (hint, it’s higher than the native number – does this mean the RCMP or the state need not take any action on this, and instead leave it to the ‘white community’ to solve on its own?).
commented 2015-06-27 21:31:17 -0400
Yvette Mozel said, “How can the Sa sk chief ignore facts & data”

That’s because the chief believes that the RCMP are told what to report by Harper. A completely ridiculous thing to believe, but “Harper Derangement Syndrome” affects the intellect of the individual infected.
commented 2015-06-27 13:12:50 -0400
“To these chiefs, many aboriginals and many liberal and progressive Canadians, these statistics are irrelevant. They should be ignored. It just doesn’t drive. To these people, this is not a male native Indian issue, it is a Canadian issue.” A Canadian issue. From a bunch that consider themselves First Nations and not Canadian….except for the handouts courtesy of the taxpayer. What hypocrisy!
commented 2015-06-27 02:14:49 -0400
Excellent article. After trying to listen to Anna Maria Tremonti over the last year, I have come to the conclusion that this women has serious mental issues. She promotes the most inane ideas and her interviews with “battered women” and other “victims” are ridiculous and melodramatic. I no longer can listen to anything she says.
And I can really see that she would be in denial about aboriginal victims and the real perpetrators as it certainly does not fit her crazed view of the world where white males are the devil incarnate.
commented 2015-06-26 22:39:20 -0400
Another example of people sticking their head in the sand (Trimonte). Either that or they are ignorant. Here in Mb, many of the murders committed involve natives killed by other natives. How can the Sa sk chief ignore facts & data…..if you don’t like the answer even though you know it to be tyre then you accuse people of making up the whole thing. Preposterous.
commented 2015-06-26 21:30:06 -0400
“Apparently “Truth and Rec 2” should also last at least five years. Cost $50+ million. And employ tons of politically-connected aboriginal lawyers or aboriginal-friendly lawyers, consultants, lobbyists and general hangers on. All on the taxpayers’ dime.”

Precisely. The very parasites who push for it are the ones who would benefit.