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Closing Ceremony and Final Report
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will formally present its Final Report to federal government officials at a Closing Ceremony on June 3, 2019 at the Canadian Museum of History in GatineauFind out more
I’m a Change Maker. Are you?
A powerful new public awareness and education campaign was launched on social media platforms by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.Find out more
Longer-term aftercare services are available through Indigenous Services Canada from now until 2020. Services include counselling and cultural support services for survivors, family members and those affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. More information is available at the Aftercare Services Page.Thank you, Merci, Miigwetch and Nakurmiik
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Our Women and Girls
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 is a legal process independent from federal, provincial and territorial governments, crown corporations and Indigenous forms of government. The Commissioners’ mandate is to gather evidence, and to examine and report on the systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA 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 2SLGBTQQIA individuals.