May 5th National Day of Awareness for MMIWG
May 5, 2021 – Community
In 2018 I served, along side my Alberta IRS team, for the MMIWG Inquiry when it arrived in Calgary. Although this issue has personally touched my life, the testimony I heard that entire week is still clear as a picture today. Please take part in a virtual session, create self awareness through reading an article, and please always continue to educate others.
“Since 2017, grassroots actions on May 5th to honor and call for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) have increasingly grown at the local, regional, national, and international level. Native families, advocates, and Indigenous nations continue to rise up to challenge the silence, tolerance, and inaction in response to the crisis of MMIWG. Locally, community searches and actions, tribal press conferences, justice marches continue to draw attention and urgency to the MMIWG crisis, reflecting the long-standing call in holding governments publicly accountable for the perpetrators allowed to prey on Native women and girls with impunity. These Indigenous-led, grassroots efforts are exposing systemic barriers through federal and local legislation that mandates the attention to the federal trust responsibility and the equitable response of governments in consultation with tribes to address the MMIWG crisis. The voices of families, advocates, and Indigenous nations will not be silenced” National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center