She said the report has created a national dialogue about the problem.
per cent of female homicides and 11.3 per cent of missing women.
"We look at (the RCMP report). as a national type of inquiry on itself we can't say that's what it was," she said.
The report prompted more debate in the House of Commons in regards to a national inquiry.
Darlene Okemaysim Sicotte Puma Fierce Mens is co chair of Women Walking Together, a grassroots group working to bring attention to missing Aboriginal women and the violence indigenous women face in Saskatchewan and Canada.
Okemaysim Sicotte said the report also shows there is a need for a national inquiry.
kind of peace of mind that society in general is going to behave themselves and be humane to their fellow man," she said.
Okemaysim Sicotte said she knows the concern of those statistics being an Aboriginal woman and mother to a 17 year old daughter.
"Now is the time to take action, not to continue to study the issue," Bob Dechert, parliamentary secretary for justice, responded. He pointed to recent funding increases to fight domestic violence.
"I think people are really fed up with the lack of equality that is going on around the country. I am on twitter pretty regularly. and you see what people are posting and it's constant hashtag missing murdered indigenous women (MMIW)," she said.
The 22 page report released last week paints a dark picture of poverty, unemployment, and other factors. It showed aboriginal women have been much more prone to violent death than non natives.
"Conservative policies and programs are not working, so will they finally listen to the families and to Canadians across the country and call for a national public inquiry?" New Democrat MP, Nycole Turmel, asked in question period on Friday.
"It's not just from aboriginal people and aboriginal communities. It's from all walks of life."
"To some degree, I think what it does is show the country that the RCMP are working together to think of strategies to combat deficiencies in safety and policing. It shows in the report that they were working together and that's important," Okemaysim Sicotte said.
it could be a part of the process."
A Saskatoon activist says the new RCMP report into missing and murdered aboriginal women does not come as a surprise.
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The report, a detailed statistical breakdown of 1,181 cases since 1980, says aboriginal women make up 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population, yet account for 16 Puma Gold And White
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