Report finds unhoused Indigenous women in Yellowknife are `over policed and under protected by the RCMP’

 By Tom Taylor  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new research report from the Yellowknife Women’s Society (YKWS) has found that unhoused Indigenous women in the NWT capital are “over-policed and under-protected by the RCMP.” “What we heard is that there is a lot of urgency for all levels of government to take action on improving the relationship between the RCMP and unhoused Indigenous women,” said Neesha Rao, a co-author of the report and former executive director of YKWS. “What we heard is that unhoused Indigenous women do not trust the RCMP. They’re afraid of the RCMP, and they’re often harmed by the RCMP, and they do not feel protected by the RCMP.” The information in the 100-page report was collected in “sharing circles” involving unhoused Indigenous women living in the…

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