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Canada finally acknowledges genocide against MMIW. What's next?

Jun 5, 2019

 

 


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the damning findings of Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

In its report, the commission found that the killings and disappearances amount to genocide – and the Canadian government must take responsibility. Nearly 1,200 incidents were recorded between 1980 and 2012, though officials and indigenous activists say that number is likely much higher. The report outlines hundreds of recommendations for reform. What steps will Canada take to address this?

Guests:

Beverly Jacobs, Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor Law school, and former elected President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada

Lorelei Williams, founder of the dance group Butterflies in Spirit, Women’s Coordinator at the Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre, and volunteer for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Collation in Vancouver

James Favel, Executive Director of Bear Clan Patrol Inc., a volunteer neighborhood patrol

Web Resources:

CBC: Trudeau says deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls amount to 'genocide'

The New York Times: Canadian Inquiry Calls Killings of Indigenous Women Genocide

Al Jazeera: The Search: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women