AMC expresses disappointment with the failure of Canada to deliver the promised National Action Plan on MMIWG
May 27, 2020
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Arlen Dumas is expressing serious concerns and disappointment with how a National Action Plan for the Calls to Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (The Inquiry) has stalled. Concerns about the initiation and the process have been voiced by the AMC Women’s Council throughout the Inquiry, particularly as it relates to the delivery of its interim report and its request for more funding and time.
Grand Chief Arlen Dumas says, “The failure of Canada to deliver on the Action Plan is yet another disappointment for the families of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in Manitoba. Following the release of the Inquiry’s final report on June 3rd 2019, the Minister of CrownIndigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, assured the AMC that the report would not just sit on a shelf, and that a National Action Plan to address the longstanding issue would be established. For Canada to drag its feet on providing safety for our women, girls, and LGBT citizens, while being aware of the underlying societal issues and challenges that First Nations woman, girls and LGBT peoples continue to face, is unacceptable.”