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Canada's Lost Girls

Stacey Dooley travels to Canada to report on over a thousand unsolved cases involving the disappearance or murder of indigenous women and girls, spanning decades.

Canada has a dark secret - the disappearance and murder over decades of over a thousand indigenous women and girls. Stacey travels to British Columbia and Alberta to find out more about what some believe is a national scandal.

She begins on a remote road dubbed the Highway of Tears, where dozens of woman have vanished or been murdered since 1980 whilst trying to hitchhike. As a national enquiry is launched, it has emerged that there are cases across the country - but why do so many remain unsolved?

Stacey meets the family of Amber Tuccaro, who was 20 when she was abducted and murdered in 2010, who feel there are still so many unanswered questions about Amber as well as four other victims found in a six-mile radius.

The indigenous Canadian community has criticised the police, accusing them of failing to investigate indigenous cases properly. In the words of one elder, 'some of the biggest racists carry a gun and they carry a badge.'

Stacey meets the police to ask what they are doing to address this issue and bring closure to the families of the missing and murdered.

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47 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Wed 6 Feb 2019 00:10

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:03

    Jon Hopkins

    Wire

  • 00:07

    Lapalux

    There Is No Way Back

  • 00:10

    Boards of Canada

    Split Your Infinities

  • 00:11

    Forest Swords

    Hood

  • 00:26

    Mogwai

    Scotland’s Shame

  • 00:28

    Michael Kiwanuka

    Love & Hate

  • 00:35

    Wild Beasts

    Celestial Creatures

  • 00:46

    Damon Albarn & Malian Musicians

    Sunset Coming On

Credit

Role Contributor
Presenter Stacey Dooley

Broadcasts

  • Tue 5 Sep 2017 22:45
  • Tue 5 Sep 2017 23:45
  • Tue 5 Feb 2019 23:45
  • Wed 6 Feb 2019 00:10

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