MMIWG and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Peoples
“Our children are looking to us to bridge the divides, look past our differences, master our fears and find a common humanity”.
Illuminating the Way: Beholding Power and Place
The CAP National Action Plan for MMIWG2S+ people is in response to the release of the 2019 Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Consulting its PTO’s, CAP heard from a vast array of Peoples’ and cultures about how to address MMIWG and 2SLGTBQQIA+. The result illuminates a path forward for communities to end the systemic problem and move forward towards a brighter future.
2021 CAP MMIWG INTERIM REPORT
Nearly 80% of Indigenous peoples live off-reserve in Canada today,1 and experience widespread discrimination. Off reserve status and non-status Indians, Métis and Southern Inuit peoples are amongst the most socially and economically disadvantaged groups in Canadian society,2 an unfortunate reality deeply rooted in colonialism and its impacts.
Read the full National Action Plan here: https://mmiwg2splusnationalactionplan.ca/
2020 MMIWG SUMMIT: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
In response to the release of the 2019 final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (NIMMIWG), the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples held the 2020 MMIWG Summit in Ottawa, Ontario on January 13-14, 2020. The Summit brought together membership representation from across Canada to discuss the 231 Calls for Justice featured in the Final Report.
FINAL SUBMISSIONS TO THE INQUIRY INTO MMIWG
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples participated in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (NIMMIWG) as a party with standing in the proceedings. As a party with standing CAP contributed to the expert and institutional hearings and advanced arguments respecting the legal imperatives underpinning Canada’s obligation to implement the Inquiry’s recommendations with due diligence, in good faith, and in a manner that upholds the Honour of the Crown. In CAP’s Final Submission to the NIMMIWG you will find specific recommendations for the Inquiry’s consideration in drafting its final report.