top of page

Reclaiming Power & Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls - 2019


News Release

Final Report
Part 1

Final Report
Part 2

 Supplimentry Report from Quebec 

Calls for Justice

A Legal Analysis on Genocide

What is your Province doing to end violence against Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA community members? Let Us Know!

Red Dress Day_edited.png
Red Dress Day_edited.png

A Path Forward: Priorities and Early Strategies for B.C.

University paper on Dirty Secrets in 2009 Regina, SK

Hate crimes targeting the Black and Jewish populations remained the most common types of hate crimes reported by police, representing 26% and 13% of all hate crimes, respectively. These were followed by hate crimes targeting the East or Southeast Asian population (11%) and those targeting a sexual orientation (10%) all in 2016. It would be good to see stats of where Canada is at today with a broader scope.

Hate Crime includes domestic violence and    needs to be included in the next  round of reports

Family violence
How big is the problem in Canada?

In order to understand the relationship between sexual violence and access to justice in the lives of Indigenous peoples, this report provides a contextual account of the historic and ongoing role of sexual violence and law in settler colonialism. Historic processes of colonization are active in shaping Indigenous peoples’ lives today. The imposition of patriarchy and racism through the Indian Act and residential schools was key to colonization in Canada. The Indian Act legislated Indigenous rights through a gender binary which replaced culturally-distinct understandings of gender, erasing gender diversity from legal and policy frameworks while imposing a hierarchy which devalues women and girls.
The ongoing marginalization of Indigenous women resulting from governmentally legislated patriarchal models of leadership is a key factor in shaping access to justice and sexual violence today, Further, widespread abuse and family and cultural breakdown resulting from the residential school system continue to be widely understood as a root cause of sexual violence among Indigenous people today. These impacts are evident in state-run child welfare regimes into the present day. Sexual violence is understood to be part of a continuum of colonial violence. Sexual assault is often treated as expected in the lives of Indigenous people, particularly women and girls, through stereotypes which blame survivors themselves for the violence.

Justice for Victims_edited.png

Read full report

Indigenous Women Murdered & Discarded
Current Cases that Need Public Advocacy
bottom of page