June 17th, 2019

SACPA to discuss findings of MMIWG report


By Lethbridge Herald on June 12, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald
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 (MMIWG) in September 2016.
The National Inquiry’s Final MMIWG Report, released June 3, reveals 
that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations 
and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of 
violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people.
On Thursday, during the regular weekly Southern Alberta Council on 
Public Affairs meeting, set for noon at the Royal Canadian Legion, 
speaker Terri-Lynn Fox will present “The Recently Released Missing 
and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report Lists 231 Calls for 
Justice: What are the Immediate Priorities?”
Fox is a member of the Kainai Nation and director of the Kainai 
Wellness Centre, a branch of the Blood Tribe Department of Health.
As documented in the Final Report, testimony from family members and 
survivors of violence spoke about a surrounding context marked by 
multigenerational and intergenerational trauma and marginalization in 
the form of poverty, insecure housing or homelessness and barriers to 
education, employment, health care and cultural support.
The speaker will elaborate and offer thoughts on future actions.

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