HANSARD: Tabling petition calling Parliament to recognize the genocide that declred in the MMIWG inquiry

House of Commons Debate
Indigenous Affairs
Routine Proceedings
November 22nd, 2022 / 10:05 a.m.

Jenny Kwan Vancouver East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise to table a petition signed by 2,054 people.

The petitioners are calling on the House of Commons to recognize the genocide that was declared in the missing and murdered indigenous women and girls inquiry, and the lack of urgent action from the government. They note that the root cause of this is colonial violence against indigenous women, men, children and two-spirit people.

The petitioners are calling specifically for the government to take immediate action on the calls for justice recommendations related to police services. They are calling on the government to develop a national action plan in partnership with news media to address the lack of coverage of missing persons cases of indigenous women, men, children and two-spirit people, including the vulnerable. They are also calling on the government to organize search parties for missing indigenous women, men, children and two-spirit people, and to work with all levels of government to fund the expansion of community-based security models that include indigenous perspectives and people such as local peacekeeper officers, or programs such as the Bear Clan Patrol and Butterflies in Spirit.

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