Joint Message on the 2nd Anniversary of the Release of the MMIWG National Inquiry Final Report

 

On the second anniversary of the release of the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, we reaffirm our commitment to ending violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

The Mi’kmaq and the Province have embraced a collaborative approach to responding to the Calls for Justice that keeps families and survivors at the centre of our work. We are walking together in partnership to address priorities identified in the Final Report – and by the Mi’kmaq – in a collaborative way.

The tragic discovery of the 215 children buried on the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School is a reminder of the harms families and survivors have suffered and continue to suffer.

Our collective work recognizes the interconnected and intergenerational impacts of systemic discrimination, racism, and sexism, and seeks to build a better future focused on healing, wellness, safety, and resilience. For an update on our work together, please click here.

Chief Annie Bernard Daisley

Minister Kelly Regan

 

For emotional support, you can call:

MMIWG National Support Line 1-844-413-6649

NS Mi’kmaq Crisis & Referral Line 1-855- 379-2099

Residential School Support Line 1-866-925-441

 

NS MMIWG Update June 3 2021