Sisters in Spirit Vigils celebrate, honour and support Indigenous women, girls and their families. Attend a vigil in your community.
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has concluded. Indigenous women and girls suffer higher rates of violence and homicide than non-Indigenous women and girls. The Final Report is available online at: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/ There are many personal and systemic changes we need to make in this country. We recognize and thank the Native Women’s Association of Canada (nwac.ca) for their dedication to enhance, promote and foster the well-being of Indigenous women.
As an Indigenous woman representative in my worker union, I am learning about the challenges and solutions available. I am grateful for the recent learnings I have received from Colleen Hele-Cardinal, in Algonquin territory, and Hummingbirds Rising Consulting, in Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil waututh territory. I am encouraged by my worker union’s initiation of a Reconciliation policy paper. There is much to learn.
All my relations,
Ruby Langan, Anishnaabe
UNE National Equity Representative for Aboriginal Peoples