The issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women has encompassed Delilah Saunders’ life since the murder of her pregnant sister, Loretta Saunders, in February 2014. Loretta was studying the issue for her honours thesis at the time of her death. To take a proactive approach to her own healing, Delilah has taken on the titles of freelance writer, producer, and advocate to carry her sister’s legacy forward.
The Toast will be running a few pieces on Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) this summer; this is the first.
My seven siblings and I grew up in a Christian household, which was strict in some sense. We didn’t own a television, and we sat around the table to read The Bible every night and recited scripture. My sisters and I couldn’t wear pants or cut our hair. It might