“Indigenous Women and Girls are 12 times more likely to be murdered or missing than any other women in Canada.”

The root causes of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) are deeper than the individual situations of those who go missing and more extensive than the issues faced by Indigenous communities. The root causes are embedded in the history of Canada as a nation and the systems that have been built to support it.

While the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls (2016) has brought more awareness to their stories, the truth is that Indigenous women and girls are still going missing and being murdered. The violence can no longer be ignored.

It is time that all Canadians stand with Indigenous Peoples to dismantle the systemic violence and colonial systems that contribute to MMIWG.

The truth can be hard to see. This website is a place where you can learn about the impact of systemic violence and colonial systems. Here, you can find out more about what you can do to help dismantle them.

Explore the five core systems that contribute to MMIWG:

Indigenous Child Welfare
Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

Understanding the Realities of Indigenous, Women Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA Peoples

To stand together, we need to understand where we come from and how we experience the world. When we understand each other, we can begin to build a better society for all of us. In addition to reviewing the information above, you can use the following resources to learn more about the realities of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples. You can also learn more about how Canadians can begin to build better relationships and become strong and positive allies:

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