Reclaiming Power and Place

National Inquiry calls for transformative change to eradicate violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA

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Reclaiming Power and Place

The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, released on June 3, 2019, reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country.

The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.

The Executive Summary can be viewed here.