Winnipeg/CMEDIA: On Manitoba’s observation of the fourth anniversary of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Maniboa Premier Heathor Stefanson, Iindigenous Reconcilation, Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke, and Familier Minister Rochelle Squires, Minister responsible for Gender Equity, Manitoba jointly stated that the tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples is deeply felt across Manitoba and and Manitobans should continue to honour the memories of those who have been taken, a news release said.
Committed to working closely with Indigenous leadership, community-based organizations and law enforcement to continue to respond to the Calls for Justice of the national inquiry and to combat gender-based violence, Manitobans must also continue to listen to the voices of those directly affected to further acknowledge the individual and collective strength exhibited by them
“It is through a ‘whole-of-Manitoba’ approach based on partnerships, co-development and collaboration that our province move forward on implementation. Important initiatives to address this national tragedy include the ongoing work of Manitoba’s Gender-Based Violence Committee of Cabinet, the introduction of Clare’s law, and funding to Giganawenimaanaanig (formerly the Manitoba MMIWG2S+ Implementation Committee) via the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre to support the co-development of a provincial implementation plan informed by the 2021 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People National Action Plan,” joint statement said.
The Path to Reconciliation Act that establishes the Calls for Justice as a key component of our government’s approach to advancing truth and reconciliation in Manitoba has also been amended by the Manitoba government.
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