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.