AMC stands with the families on the release of the Final Report into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

June 3, 2019

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba

AMC Communications

Unceded Territory of the Algonquin Nation, June 3, 2019: The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, together with AMC’s Women Council, stand with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls to receive the Final Report of the National Inquiry. AMC acknowledges that this day is the result of many decades of advocacy by the families seeking justice for their loved ones.

The National Inquiry released its two -volume final report today , which contains more than 230 recommendations calling on all governments to take comprehensive and coordinated action to address the crisis. The National Inquiry concluded that the crisis amounts to race-based genocide, which specifically targets Indigenous women and girls.

Grand Chief Dumas said: “This genocide has been empowered by colonial structures, evidenced notably by the Indian Act, the Sixties Scoop, residential schools, and breaches of human and Inuit, Métis and First Nations rights, leading directly to the current increased rates of violence, death, and suicide in Indigenous populations.”

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