Over1000 Indigenous Women and Girls have gone missing or been murdered in Canada

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Taken

Riveting, spine-chilling, important television, Taken confronts, head-on, the clues that link the stories of these missing and murdered women and the hope of all Canadians to resolve this tragic reality for Indigenous women, and for our nation.

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Mino nákocikéwin, máwikan mósítamowin, mistahi ispihténítákon ká kanawápachikáték, Otinamákéwin óma é-acimonániwák ékoni óko óci ká wanihícik ékwa ká nisiwanácihícik iskwéwak ékwa mína óma é-pakoséníchikáték kakinaw ininiwak kita wíciwécik óma kákitimákipanik óko óci ininiwiskwéwak, ékwa óma péyakosíhtwawin.

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The Jack Family

Episode 1

Sat, 12 Oct, 2019

Little is known about the case of a missing family from Prince George, British Columbia since August 1989. 26-year-old couple Doreen and Ronald Jack received an offer of employment from an unknown man in a pub, immediately packed up their belongings and their children, 9-year-old Russell, and 4-year-old Ryan. The family followed the unknown man to a remote camp…never to be seen again. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS:  Mable Jack (Ron’s Mom), Loreen Jack (Doreen’s Sister), Marlene Jack (Doreen’s Sister), Dr. Niigaan Sinclair (University of Manitoba)

mwac náspic kiskénícikátéw tánisi ká ispaníkocik óko kákí wanihícik ótó óci Prince George, British Columbia ékospíhk óci August 1989 ká askíwak. nisitanaw-nikotwásosáp kí tátoskíwinéwak óko Doreen ékwa Ronald Jack ékí asotamáwícik atoskéwin éká awa nápéw é kiskénimíht, miníkwéwikamikohk ékí mékoskawácik, ékwani sémák kí maníwak, o’cawásimisiwáwa, kékác-mitátaht é tátoskíwinét Russell, ékwa é néwoskíwinét Ryan. kí sipwé wícéwéwak óko nápéwa óté isi o’kapésíwininihk…mwac kítwam wápamáwak ékospihk óci.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Mable Jack (Ron okawiya), Loreen Jack (Doreen wicisana), Marlene Jack (Doreen wicisana), Dr. Niigaan Sinclair (University of Manitoba)

Colten Pratt

Episode 2

Sat, 19 Oct, 2019

Colten Pratt, 26-years-old, moved from his community Long Plain First Nation to pursue a career in media and music in the city of Winnipeg. Colten was achieving success when he was last seen on November 6, 2014 at the Marlborough Hotel, then at a bus shelter on Main Street and Redwood Avenue in Winnipeg. Colten is Two-Spirited, and his family continues to search, and to honour Colten at Pride events. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Lydia Daniels (Colten’s Mother), Cst. Tammy Skrabek (Winnipeg Police Service), Albert McLeod (Co-Director of Two-Spirited People of Manitoba)

Colton Pratt, nísitanaw-nikotwasosáp kí tátoskíwinéw, kípé sipwépiciw óté óci kákí ócít Long Plain First Nation,iskonikan ékí pé natonák atoskéwin óté kíci óténák Winnipeg. Colton kí minopaníkow, ékospihk máka iskwayác kákí wápamiht November 6, 2014 ká askíwak ékoté óma Marlborough Hotel isiníkátéw miníkwéwikamik, ékwa mína óté opósiyíwéw otápánáskamikohk Main Street ékwa Redwood Avenue óté kíci óténák Winnipeg. Colton awa níso ácák anisininiw ká isi pimátisit kí isi ayaw, kéyápic óma natonák o’wákómákana, ékwa mína kiskisitotawaw óta Pride isícikéwin.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Lydia Daniels (Colten o’káwiya), Cst. Tammy Skrabek (simákanis,Winnipeg Police Service), Albert McLeod (Co-Director of Two-Spirited People of Manitoba,)

Annie Pootogook

Episode 3

Sat, 26 Oct, 2019

Annie Pootogook was a renowned Inuit artist from Cape Dorset, Nunavut whose body was found in the Rideau River near Bordeleau Park in Ottawa on September 19, 2016. Annie’s death was treated as suspicious, but not enough evidence was found to build a case that has led to justice. Annie’s loved ones responded when an Ottawa Police officer made racist social media comments connected to Annie’s story. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Goo Pootoogook (Annie’s Brother), Cee Pootoogook (Annie’s Brother), Veldon Coburn (Carleton University), Detective Kevin Jacobs (Ottawa Police Service)

Annie Pootogook o’tápasinayíkéw óté óci Cape Dorset, Nunavut kákí miskikáténik o’wíyaw óté Rideau River isi níkátéw sípiy kisiwak Bordeleau Park óté Ottawa ékospihk óma September 19, 2016 ká askiwak. kí ataménítakwaniniw óma kákí nisiwanátisit, máka mwac nápsic óci miskikátéw kékon, tánisi óma mwéci kákí ispaníkot kita onasówácikáték óma. Annie kákí sákíkot kí naskoméwak óko simákanisa óté óci Ottawa kákí maci itwét ékwéniw óci óma Annie o’tácimowin.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Goo Pootoogook (Annie wícisana), Cee Pootoogook (Annie wícisana), Veldon Coburn (Carleton University), Detective Kevin Jacobs (simákanis,Ottawa Police Service)

April Carpenter

Episode 4

Sat, 2 Nov, 2019

April Carpenter was working on her high school education and wanted to be a social worker. She was last seen April 26, 2018 at the Health Sciences Center, a hospital in central Winnipeg. Her body was pulled from the Red River on May 16, 2018. Her family believes someone knows something, and April’s mother wants everyone to know that April did not put herself in the river. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Carolyn Carpenter (April’s Mom), Bernadette Smith (Advocate), Angela Lavallee (Advocate), Tasha Spillett (Advocate), Sgt. Wade McDonald (Winnipeg Police)

April Carpenter kí atoskátam óma ká ispák kiskinomákéwin kita kaskítamásot ékí pakosénimot awásisa ká wíciyát kita itatoskét. iskwayác kákí wápamiht ékospihk óma April 26, 2018 ká askiwák óté Health Sciences Center ká isi níkáték akosíwikamik óté kíci óténák Winnipeg. o’wíyaw kí kapapicikáténiw óta óci Red River óma sípiy ká isiníkáték ékospihk óma May 16, 2018 ká askiwak. o’wákómákana iténítaminiwa awíyak kékon kiskénítam tánisi ká ispaníkonit, April o’káwiya kiskénítamoyéw kákinaw awíya éká wína anima April kákí oci pakastawéwsot.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Carolyn Carpenter (April o’kawiya), Bernadette Smith (o’tayamistamakew-Advocate), Angela Lavallee (o’tayamistamakew-Advocate), Tasha Spillett (o’tayamistamakew-Advocate), Sgt. Wade McDonald (simakanis,Winnipeg Police)

William Wapoose

Episode 5

Sat, 9 Nov, 2019

In September 2014, William Wapoose was found dead in Chapples Park, on the south end of Chapples Drive, discovered by a cyclist. Police immediately confirmed that the father of two daughters’ death was a homicide and that he was the victim of foul play. In June of 2019, two men were arrested in William’s death, but the trials are pending, and justice has yet to be served.  INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: John Shawinimash (William’s Father), Krista Bois (William’s sister), Becky Yesno (William’s Spouse), Harriet Keeskitay (William’s Grandmother), Cheryl Sidonathan (William’s Cousin), Detective Ryan Hughes (Thunder Bay Police), Julian Falconer (Lawyer), Ryan Beardy (Advocate)

September 2014 ká askiwak, William Wapoose kí miskawaw éká é pimátisit óta Chapples Park isi níkátéw sáwanohk itéké óta Chapples Drive. sémák simákanisak kí wítamwak ékí nipayít awa nápéw, níso kí otánisiw. June 2019 ká askiwak, níso nápéwak kí misihówak éwako óma óci, máka mona céskwa onasowátáwak.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: John Shawinimash (William o’táwimawa), Krista Bois (William wícisana), Becky Yesno (William wíwa), Harriet Keeskitay (William o’koma), Cheryl Sidonathan (William wítimwa), Detective Ryan Hughes (simákanis,Thunder Bay Police), Julian Falconer (o’píkiskwéstamákéw-Lawyer), Ryan Beardy (otayamístamákéw-Advocate) 

Sunshine Wood

Episode 6

Sat, 16 Nov, 2019

Sunshine Wood travelled to Winnipeg from her home community of God’s River, Manitoba to attend high school. The last time Sunshine was seen was February 20, 2004, outside the downtown Winnipeg’s St. Regis Hotel. Project Devote, a joint task force between the RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service, has been working on Sunshine’s case, but it has not led to answers. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Anthony Wood (Sunshine’s Dad), Christy Dzikowicz (Canadian Centre for Child Protection), Annie Ohana (Advocate), Det. David McDonald (Project Devote)

Sunshine Wood kípé itotéwow kíci óténák Winnipeg isi, óté óci kákí ócít God’s River, Manitoba Mantowi Sípihk ká ici káték, ké ispák kiskinomákéwikamik ékí pé kiskinomákowisit. iskwayác kákí wápamiht Sunshine ékosiphk óma February 20, 2004 ká askiwak, wanawítimihk anta St.Regis Hotel miníkwéwikamik óté kíci óténák, Winnipeg. simákanisak óko RCMP ékwa Winnipeg Police óci kéyápic pimi atoskátamwak óma óci, máka mona kékon miskamok tánisi ká ispaníkonit.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Anthony Wood (Sunshine o’tawíma), Christy Dzikowicz (Canadian Centre for Child Protection), Annie Ohana (o’tayamístamákéw-Advocate), Det. David McDonald (simákanis,Project Devote)

Elaine Alook

Episode 7

Sat, 23 Nov, 2019

Elaine Frieda Alook, 35, was last seen on May 11, 2004 on Tower Road outside of Fort McMurray, Alberta. More than fifteen years after she went missing, RCMP, family, and friends gather to search for her. Elaine was the first portrait that illustrator Evan Munday sent to Stephen Harper via Twitter to raise awareness for MMIWG, and call for action. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Janet Alook (Elaine’s Sister), Louise Fidler (Elaine’s Sister), Gina Fidler (Elaine’s Niece), Cpl. Brett Perry (RCMP), Nicole Greville (Advocate)

Elaine Alook, nistomitanaw níyánosáp kí tátoskíwinéw iskwayác ká wápamiht ékospihk óma May 11, 2014 ká asiwak óté Tower Road wanawítimáyi Fort McMurray, Alberta. ékwani awasimé mitátaht níyánosáp aski kákí waniyít, simáakanisak, o’wákómákana, o’wícéwákana kéyápic óma natonák. Evan Munday awa nistam kaki isícisayák Elaine o’cikástépison, Steven Harper ékí isicisámawát, nistawéníkéwin kita isi kanawápácikáték óma MMIWG kita tépwácikáték.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Janet Alook (Elaine wicisana), Louise Fidler (wicisana), Gina Fidler (Elaine o’tosimiskwema), Cpl. Brett Perry (simakanis,RCMP), Nicole Greville (otayamistamakew-Advocate)

Sylvia Guiboche

Episode 8

Sat, 30 Nov, 2019

The mother of a one-year-old girl and pregnant at the time of her disappearance, Sylvia may have been in an abusive relationship when she moved to Winnipeg. Five months later she disappeared. It is believed that two people who were known to Sylvia came to her apartment on Furby Street the last evening she was last known to be seen in July 2003. Sylvia has not been heard from since. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS:Myrna Guiboche (Sylvia’s Mom), Nichol Guiboche (Sylvia’s Sister), Sherri Shuttleworth (Advocate), Leah Clifton (Advocate), Cst. Christina Bergen (Project Devote)

mitátaht tépakohposóp é tátoskíwinét Cody Ridge Wolfe, óté óci Muskowekwan iskonikanihk óté Saskatchewan iskwayác kákí wápamiht o’koma wíkininihk óté Lestock, Saskatchewan ékospihk óma April 29, 2011 ká askiwak, mitátaht tipayíkan mína apítaw é tipiskák. simákanisak kéyápic óma natonikéwak. Cody kí sipwétéw o’komihk óci ékí natawi kíwkawát o’wícéwákana. o’wákómákana óma kapéyí pimi natonák.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Amber Wolfe (Cody wícisana), Myrna LaPlante (Cody o’tósisa), Lloyd Goodwill (otayamístamákéw-Advocate), Sherrie Fayant (otayamístamákéw-Advocate), Constable Ron Degooijer (simákanis,RCMP)

Cody Ridge Wolfe

Episode 9

Sat, 7 Dec, 2019

17-years-old, Cody Ridge Wolfe, from the Muskowekwan First Nation in Saskatchewan, was last seen at his grandmother’s residence in Lestock, Saskatchewan on April 29, 2011, at 10:30 p.m. RCMP continue to investigate Cody’s disappearance. Cody left his grandmother’s house to go to visit a friend. His family have searched exhaustively for Cody for several years. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Amber Wolfe (Cody’s Sister), Myrna LaPlante (Cody’s Aunt), Lloyd Goodwill (Advocate), Sherrie Fayant (Advocate) , Constable Ron Degooijer ( RCMP)

Wilma Ann Hanska kí misiwow ékí nipayát kákí wíkimákanit ékí kitimayíkot néwo askiy kí kipawáw. Brandon kí wíkiw ispihk ká wanawít ékwa Diana Rattlesnake kí isi aciníkátisow, máka péyakwan ká isi pimátisit, ékí kakwátakíkot nápéwa é wícéwát. October 28,2004 ká askiwak, néwomitanaw éyinánéwosáp é tátoskíwinét Diana kákí miskát óté Brandon, Manitoba, ká mámawihokániwak towíkáni waskáhikanihk.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Tanya Hanska (Diana o’tósimiskwéema), Anna Hanska (Diana o’tánisa), Trudy Stevenson (Elizabeth Fry Society), Ashley Pankiw (Elizabeth Fry Society), Jeremy Hanska (Diana o’kosisa), Staff Sargent Brian Partridge (simákanis,Brandon Police Service)

Diana Rattlesnake

Episode 10

Mon, 16 Dec, 2019

Wilma Ann Hanska pled guilty to manslaughter after taking the life of her husband with whom she had an abusive relationship and spent four years in prison. She started a new life in Brandon and went by the name Diana Rattlesnake following her release but continued to live through abusive relationships. On October 28, 2004, at the age of 48, Diana was found deceased in a Brandon, Manitoba rooming house. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS:Tanya Hanska (Diana’s Niece), Anna Hanska (Diana’s Daughter), Trudy Stevenson (Elizabeth Fry Society), Ashley Pankiw (Elizabeth Fry Society) , Jeremy Hanska (Diana’s Son), Staff Sargent Brian Partridge (Brandon Police Service)

April 6, 2017,ká askiwak, simáanisak óté Whitehorse kí tépwátáwak é nipit awíyak. kí itótéwak ékoté, kí miskamwak o’wíyaw awa Greg Dawson, néwomitanaw níyánosáp kí tátoskíwinéw. ékosi isi kanawápácikátéw óma ékí nipayít, máka mwac kékon miskikátéw kaki ispaníkot. Greg kí minwénítam é tápasinayíkét

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Edith Dawson (Greg wícisana), Valerie Dawson (Greg wícisana), George Blanchard (Greg o’tósimwa), Tracy May Blanchard (Greg o’stimwa), Wynette Elliott (Greg o’stimwa), Superintendent Brian Jones (simákanis,Yukon RCMP), Constable Michael Simpson (simákanis,Yukon RCMP)

Greg Dawson

Episode 11

Sat, 21 Dec, 2019

On April 6, 2017, RCMP in Whitehorse received a call of a sudden death. They attended the scene and found the body of 45-year-old Greg Dawson. Greg’s death is being investigated as a homicide, though there are no solid leads in the case. Greg was an artist who loved martial arts movies, and spending time with his family. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Edith Dawson (Greg’s Sister), Valerie Dawson (Greg’s Sister), George Blanchard (Greg’s Nephew), Tracy May Blanchard (Greg’s Niece) , Wynette Elliott (Greg’s Niece), Superintendent Brian Jones (Yukon RCMP), Constable Michael Simpson (Yukon RCMP)

Marilyn Munroe néwo awásisa kí ayáwéw, kí otótémiw mícét kí wícéwákaniw, ékota kákí wíkit óma wáskahikan mistayí ponta kékon é nócicikáték “methamphetamine” é apacítániwak ékwa é atáwákániwak, Marilyn iténimáw ékwatowa ékí nócíkák. Marilyn kiskisitotak o’wákómákana, ékwa mína simákanisak kéyápic atoskátamwak óma kákí ispaníkonit. Marilyn mína o’tósisa Viola Panacheese kí wanímáwa 1991 ká askiwak.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Ina Commanda (Marilyn o’tósisa), James Munroe (Marilyn o’táwímawa ), Nora Jean Munroe (Marilyn o’cákosa), Elizabeth White (Marilyn o’tósisa), Leah Clifton (otayamístamákéw-Advocate), Sgt. Wes Rommel (simákanis,Winnipeg Police)

Marilyn Munroe

Episode 12

Sat, 28 Dec, 2019

Marilyn Munroe was the mother of four, and an outgoing person with many friends. She lived at an address police say appears to be connected to methamphetamine use and sales, and they suspect that Marilyn had been involved in meth use. Marilyn’s family honours her live with vigils, as law enforcement continues to investigate her death. Marilyn’s Aunt Viola Panacheese went missing in 1991. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Ina Commanda (Marilyn’s Aunt), James Munroe (Marilyn’s Father), Nora Jean Munroe (Marilyn’s Cousin), Elizabeth White (Marilyn’s Aunt), Leah Clifton (Advocate), Sgt. Wes Rommel (Winnipeg Police)  

o’káwímaw kí péyakoskíwinéniwa o’tánisa ékwa kí kikiskawáwasow ispihk ká waniyít. Sylvia iténimaw ékí kakwátakiyít ispihk kíci óténák Winnipeg kápé ispicit. níyánan písim ékí máwipanik kákí waniyít. iténicikátéw nío ininiwa ékí natawápamikot ita Sylvia kákí wíkit anta Furby Street, é otákosininik iskwáyac kákí wápamiht July 2003 ká asiwak. ékospihk óci mwac kítwám awíya naskwámawéw.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS: Myrna Guiboche (Sylvia o’kawíma), Nichol Guiboche (Sylvia wícisana), Sherri Shuttleworth (otayamístamákéw-Advocate), Leah Clifton (otayamístamákéw-Advocate), Cst. Christina Bergen (simákanis,Project Devote)

The Final Episode

Episode 13

Sat, 4 Jan, 2020

The last episode of the last season brings the entire series to an empowering conclusion that pays homage to all the stories, explores the current state of the issues behind the issues, offers resources, introduces audiences to the true MMIWG and MMIMB stories of the cast and crew, and asks the question, “ what’s next?”  leaving the audience with not only a call to action, but a sense of hope. INTERVIEW SUBJECTS:Lisa Meeches (Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Host — Taken), Madison Thomas (Researcher, Editor, Director — Taken), Kayla Hayden (Researcher, Writer — Taken), Katarina Ziervogel (Writer, Social Media Producer — Taken), Bernadette Smith (Researcher – Taken, Advocate)

iskwayánohk káwí nókwak óma ékwáni anis kita póni nókwáki, kita animócikátéwa óko kákinaw acimówina kákí pé nókwáki óté kayáté, kita animócikátéw tánisi kita kí isi wícíképanik, kita nakanáskomáwák óko kákí paminákik óma MMIWG ékwa MMIMB acimówina, kákí cikástépicikécik, ékwa kákí masinayákik, ékwéniw máka ká kakwécíkémocik “tánisi ékwa ké ispanik?” kita mámitonénótákik óko kákí kanawápátakik oméniw, pakosénimowin kita ayácik nántaw óma kita kí isi tépwácikáték ká ispanik óko óci káwiniyícik.

Lisa Meeches (Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Host — Taken), Madison Thomas (Researcher, Editor, Director — Taken), Kayla Hayden (Researcher, Writer — Taken), Katarina Ziervogel (Writer, Social Media Producer — Taken), Bernadette Smith (Researcher – Taken, Advocate)

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