Tomorrow marks the 4th anniversary of the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
In session today, Minister responsible for Status of Women, Caroline Wawzonek spoke about the steps the GNWT has taken through the past to affect change.
“In order to stop the cycles of violence and abuse in Northwest Territories’ communities and institutions, we must recognize and acknowledge the devastating root causes of violence that continue to be experienced by our vulnerable populations,” Wawzonek said.
The minister also spoke on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Action Plan which was tabled in November of last year, saying the GNWT is working to implement the plan soon.
“The Government of the Northwest Territories remains committed to ending violence directed at Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people,” Wawzonek said.
According to Minister Wawzonek, an advisory committee is being put together with community representatives, indigenous governments, and key stakeholders to address issues regarding MMIWG affected individuals.
“We will continue to work with our community partners to develop solutions that are effective and sustainable,” Wawzonek finished.