Ogichidaa Mclean “Stands in Solidarity” – To end violence and genocide against Indigenous women, girls, & two-spirit peoples.

Today, in Treaty 2 Territory – December 7, 2022. Ogichidaa Mclean on behalf of the Treaty 2 Anishinaabek Nation:

Boozhoo Ogichi-Aayaa’aag, Ikewaag, Ininiwaag, Oshki-aayaag Akina Ge Abinoonjiwaag.
We stand with other Nations and the MMIWG Families First Principle in Turtle Island that are hurting over the loss of the four Indigenous women in Manitoba and others across the Nation. We are calling on all levels of government to take action:

-Provide immediate resources to help launch a search of the Brady landfill and other landfills and/or sites where the remains may be of our loved ones.

-Review all legislative and regulations to deal with that continue to impact our Nation’s peoples.

-That Canada and Manitoba treat this as a national emergency with a higher-level commitment to uphold the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Calls for Justice in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry, and the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action into our practices and work.

-That any inquiry closely examines and support meaningful changes with the Provincial Child Welfare Systems.

-Employ major investments toward infrastructure to accommodate our Local Nations needs to access supports for sustainable housing, culturally responsive healing and wellness, and basic income – And address all Social Determinants of Life that are adequate and equitable to where they are needed the most.

“These priority areas are steps that the Government of Canada must take to be instrumental to support healing and self-determination”. “And we send our support, love and respect to all families who are struggling with everything that has happened – As we move through the collective grief, we ultimately are unified toward actionable change. And as knowledge holders say, our ways of relating to each other will empower us as a Nation, Giinawind (Us-Together)” – stated Ogichidaa Mclean

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