This Sisters In Spirit Report to Families and Communities summarizes information gained through interviews with participating families about their missing or murdered loved ones, as well as demographic and statistical research. The interviews use a story telling methodology based on a life cycle approach to share the life stories of these Aboriginal women and girls. The investment of family members and NWAC staff in building authentic and sincere relationships adheres to the ethical requirements of conducting research in an Aboriginal context. In this report the life stories are placed within the broader framework of other work conducted through the Sisters In Spirit initiative and serve to confirm conclusions based on other research, illustrate common themes, inform policy recommendations and to identify future directions for further investigation.
61 page pdf report