The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) acknowledges that colonialism is the root of all violence against Indigenous Peoples. The intersections of gender, sexuality, and race add to the layers of violence experienced by Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals. We can no longer tolerate the disproportionate rates of physical, emotional, and spiritual violence against these Indigenous Peoples. CAP’s longstanding vision is that all Indigenous Peoples are to be treated with respect, dignity, integrity, and equality. CAP is committed to this vision and will continue to resist colonial violence while supporting our women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples.