The Canadian government has listened to the voices of activists who have called for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. A public inquiry into this human rights tragedy has been called. Throughout the inquiry process it is important to send a message to Indigenous women and families that people across this country—Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike—are standing in solidarity with them.
I AM CONCERNED that Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people continue to experience violence, go missing, and be murdered, far more than other women and girls in Canada.
I AM HOPEFUL that the public inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will concretely address this national tragedy.
I STAND WITH INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND FAMILIES AND COMMIT TO:
> LISTEN TO AND LEARN from the voices of Indigenous women, families and other expert witnesses;
> ENGAGE RESPECTFULLY in the public dialogue around this crucial inquiry; and
> TAKE ACTION to make sure that government and law enforcement act on what the inquiry reveals.
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