Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The history of indigenous communities in Canada and the United States was marked with conquest, assimilation efforts via boarding schools, separation of children from parents, cultural genocide, doctrines of self-determination and the establishment of land reservations has resulted in a policy and jurisdictional void. This void and lack of accountability in the criminal justice system in both countries has resulted in the kidnapping, assault, and murder of indigenous women. The most effective solutions are the collaborative efforts between the tribal, state, provincial and federal government along with outreach and nonprofit groups to assist, protect and prevent.
Rubash, Caroline, "An Investigation into the Policies of Assimilation and Self-Determination Resulting in the Epidemic of Violence against Indigenous Women in Canada and the United States" (2019). Theses and Dissertations (All). 1760.