BC Nurses’ Union Welcomes Final Report Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

June 07, 2019
BCNU stands with all those who have been so deeply impacted by the findings outlined in the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)

The report, which was released on Monday June 3, is a comprehensive investigation of the many forms of violence experienced by Inuit, Métis and First Nations women and girls, including 2SLGBTQQIA* people.

It also concludes that the “human rights and Indigenous rights abuses and violations committed and condoned by the Canadian state represent genocide” against these populations.

The report also outlines a number of ‘Calls to Justice’ that invite all Canadians to do their part and help create ‘a world within which First Nations, Inuit and Métis families can raise their children with the same safety, security, and human rights that non-Indigenous families do.’

The release of the MMIWG report coincides with the celebration of National Indigenous History Month.

Click to read the full report.

*Two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual

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