Community Forums on MMIWG: June 10 and 11, 2019
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report on Monday, June 3, 2019. You can read the MKO’s response to the report here.
MKO’s MMIWG Liaison Unit supports families, survivors, and Two Spirit individuals who have been impacted by the issue of MMIWG. To reach the MMIWG Liaison Unit, please call 204-677-1648 or toll free 1-800-442-0488 or visit its Facebook page.
The MMIWG Liaison Unit hosted two events in Manitoba for community members who have been affected by this issue or who want to help move the recommendations forward. Michele Audette, Commissioner from the National Inquiry into MMIWG, joined a dialogue on what the report means and how it will be used as a tool to create change in Canada. The events were held as follows:
- Monday, June 10: St. Joseph’s Hall, 340 Juniper Drive in Thompson from 3:30 to 6:30 pm
- Tuesday, June 11: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, 445 King St. in Winnipeg from 1 to 4 pm
Media coverage of the events:
- Thompson Citizen, June 11, 2019: MMIWG commissioner outlines final report in Thompson
- City News, June 11, 2019: Missing & Murdered Inquiry commissioner in Winnipeg
- CBC Manitoba: As MMIWG commissioner makes final visit to Manitoba, families hope for real change
- CBC Radio Canada, June 11, 2019: Femmes autochtones : présentation du rapport de l’enquête nationale à Winnipeg
- APTN National News, June 12: MMIWG commissioner visits Winnipeg one last time as national inquiry wraps up