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Our Women and Girls Are Sacred
In response to calls for action from Indigenous families, communities and organizations, as well as non-governmental and international organizations, the Government of Canada launched an entirely independent National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in September 2016.
Composed of four Commissioners from across the country, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is independent from federal, provincial and territorial governments, crown corporations and Indigenous forms of government. The Commissioners’ mandate is to examine and report on the systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQ individuals in Canada by looking at patterns and underlying factors.
Shining a light on all the causes of violence, murders, and disappearances is a daunting task. But it is a necessary one. We are exposing hard truths about the devastating impacts of colonization, racism and sexism—aspects of canadian society that many Canadians are reluctant to accept. Our goal is to offer effective recommendations that will enhance and ensure the safety of our women, girls and 2SLGBTQ individuals.
Ekosi! Miikwecc! Ĩsniyés! Philámayaye! Pidamaya do! Marsee! Thank you! Merci!
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls would like to thank the people of Treaty Four territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis for sharing their lands with the National Inquiry during the Institutional Hearings on Police Policies and Practices.
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