In June 2019, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls published its Final Report documenting thousands of human and Indigenous rights violations perpetrated by the Canadian state and its institutional actors. It designated the sum of these violations as genocide, arguing from the perspective of history and of law that the only way to understand the violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada is in these terms. To do so, the historic and unique process of the National Inquiry gathered thousands of testimonies from families of those missing or murdered and from survivors of violence impacted by the historical and contemporary legacies of colonization in Canada.
This webinar delves into the testimonies and experiences of those who were part of this process, maintaining the importance of intersectional and Indigenous-led storytelling in documenting genocide, both in the past and in the present.
- Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
- "Canada Reckons With Genocide" (Foreign Policy)
- Book: Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools
- Teaching Strategy: Iceberg Diagrams
- Lesson: Universe of Obligation
- Lesson: Building a "Toolbox for Difference"
- Blog: Remembering Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirited People on October 4th
- "231 'Imperative' Changes: The MMIWG Inquiry's Calls for Justice" (CBC)
- "Wellness Support Available for MMIWG Family Members Reading the Inquiry's Final Report" (CBC)
- National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Publications
- Their Voices Will Guide Us: Student and Youth Engagement Guide