REGINA — The mother of a missing indigenous woman in Regina is launching a multi million dollar class action lawsuit against the RCMP for mishandling her daughters missing persons case.
Danita Faith went missing in 2007. Her mother, Diane BigEagle alleges in the case that the RCMP are willfully negligent regarding missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada.
BigEagle says in the suit that she met with RCMP over 50 times to talk about her daughter’s disappearance and says they never took notes — investigators initially dismissed her missing persons report and told her that her daughter would probably come home.
The suit is seeking $500 million in damages and $100 million in damages — in hopes the case will change the behaviour of RCMP towards missing indigenous persons investigations.