October 4 is a day to honour murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited peoples (MMIWG2S) while showing love and support to their families.
Earlier in 2019, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls published its final report. The Inquiry’s Commissioners produced a comprehensive set of recommendations to be acted upon to end a cycle of violence that was founded from the beginning of colonialism and perpetuated by successive governments and institutions.
The final report gives allies and government a road map to meaningfully move forward towards justice, truth, and reconciliation. Unifor stands united with the families of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls and calls on all levels of government to take immediate action on the recommendations issued in the final report of the National Inquiry.
Sisters in Spirit Vigils are being held in communities across Canada on October 4. Please consider participating in events near you. Contribute photos and your local’s event to Unifor’s website by emailing Paul.Whyte@unifor.org. On social media, share your pics with #Unifor and #MMIWG2S