More than 4,000 Indigenous women and girls are believed to have been killed or gone missing in Canada within the past 30 years. There’s been multiple reports, recommendations and calls to action – many of which have not yet been implemented.
The House of Commons recently backed a motion declaring missing & murdered Indigenous women, girls, two spirit and trans people a national emergency. The house also supported implementing a red dress alert system – an amber alert system specific to these cases.
Local 514 looks at how this can change the situation, the history of acknowledgement followed by little action, and speaks with a woman who has been fighting for justice for the death of her mother for the last 20 years.