NWT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SUPPORTS THE MMIWG REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

As part of our commitment to reconciliation,  The NWT Human Rights Commission will review the Calls for Justice made in the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) at our July Commission meeting. We will look for places where we can incorporate the Calls in our own work and for ways we can support other organizations across the NWT do the same. Each Commission member has personally committed to the Calls for Justice for All Canadians.

All governments and public service organizations have a responsibility as part of reconciliation to examine documents like the TRC Calls to Action and the MMIWG inquiry report and Calls for Justice that can help us identify problems and address issues of inequality. Human Rights Commission members have committed to work together with other northerners to remove systemic barriers to equality and include marginalized Indigenous views.

We welcome the findings of the Commission for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and recognize that Indigenous women’s groups fought for years to see this inquiry undertaken. Membership on the NWT Human Rights Commission includes Indigenous women. Their perspectives are helping the Commission make Indigenous voices part of our conversations and work.

The NWT Human Rights Commission works to promote a culture of inclusion through education and discussion about equality human rights and the NWT Human Rights Act.

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