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