All Canadians have a role to play in ending MMIW ‘genocide’

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"I hope that knowing these truths will contribute to a better understanding of the real lives of Indigenous people and the violations of their human and Indigenous rights when they were targeted for violence", Buller writes.

"This is genocide", said Marion Buller, chief commissioner of the inquiry, at the closing ceremony of the inquiry on Monday when the 1,200-page report was officially released.

Trudeau ejected Canada's first indigenous Justice Minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, and the former President of the Treasury Board, Jane Philpott from his caucus over their alleged involvement in accusing the Prime Minister's Office of political interference in the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Dumas said the AMC supports the report's recommendation to see Canada immediately implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and Suze Morrison, Ontario NDP critic for Women's Issues, made the following statement following Monday's release of the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls Commission (MMIWG).

The report cited abuses such as forcing indigenous children to attend government run residential schools, and police and justice system failure to address the concerns of indigenous women, according to the Times.

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Indigenous activists in British Columbia say they're dedicated to holding the government accountable to the National Inquiry's report.

Eli Enns, Blaney's uncle and member of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation on Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island, said the 10-foot canoe used to carry Blaney is used in his community to mark the coming-of-age ceremony for young women.

Additional calls include establishing a national Indigenous- and human-rights ombudsperson and a national Indigenous- and human-rights tribunal.

"There has been a direct attack on Indigenous women in Canada", she said.

"We accept the finding that this was genocide", Trudeau told reporters at a women's rights conference in Vancouver.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed in 2014 that 1,017 aboriginal women had been murdered between 1980 and 2012.

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Monsef and her staff said most of the extra funding of $300,000 a year would be spent on the "neglected" area of sexual reproductive health rights, including abortion. "The issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women and two-spirit people is very complex".

The Equality Fund will not only create a sustainable and predictable source of funding for women's rights organizations and movements in developing countries, but will also shift how investment decisions are made for gender equality outcomes: by providing resources directly to women's rights organizations and by making investments that support gender equality. "They don't matter when they go through that system", Audette said.

Though Justin Trudeau is now embroiled in some questionable affairs, including SNC-Lavalin scandal and the revelations of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, the announcement should come as no surprise to anyone as Trudeau prides himself on being a champion for feminism.

The impact on these families is indescribable, he said. Other unverified estimates are far higher.

"Individuals, institutions, and governments can all play a part ..." Now a national inquiry there is calling it genocide, the CBC reports. "But we will fail you no longer".

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