Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry by Mary Scott

The National Inquiry released it’s report today, June 3rd, at the Canadian Museum of History – it was a moving Ceremony, with participants from many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit. Elders spoke, the commissioners spoke, families spoke. The Report was bundled together in a good way, and presented to the Prime Minister. The Report can be found here.

The National Inquiry’s Final Report 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.

IIWR-MB has supported the Manitoba Coalition of the MMIWG2S. At times, the journey has been a challenge. But at all times the process has honoured the families, and the missing and murdered women and girls.

It is important to share the news release of the Coalition, and I insert it here: