Declare June 3rd as MMIWG Memorial Day

Declare June 3rd as MMIWG Memorial Day

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To Justin Trudeau,

June 3, 2019 was the day the National inquiry report was released for Murdered and Missing Indigenous women in Canada. 

The report has 231 calls to action in recommendations for justice and change in which the Canadian government is not legally obligated to fulfill, but it would be politically correct if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party are held accountable by adhering to the recommendations authored by Canadian Commissioners of the Murdered and Missing women National inquiry.

Many families gave testimony of their unresolved cases and anticipated the publication release of the MMIWG report on June 3, 2019. This journey has been long, arduous, and extremely emotional for these families and for others in the community, who are interconnected. 

In commemoration of the release of the MMIWG National Inquiry report, in honoring the families and to continue acknowledging truth and Reconciliation, Murdered and Missing women families, to continue holding the Canadian government, government agencies, and society accountable to show us action in positive change to address the Canadian genocide, to dismantle the colonial system and structure, to end violence against Indigenous girls and woman, to stop racism, discrimination, bias, and stereo typing, to provide non-profit organizations funds to continue research and work with Indigenous communities, to address over representation, poverty, housing, health, etc... 

As a change maker, I request and call to action that the Canadian government, Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party of Canada, declare, June 3rd as MMIWG Memorial Day to honor families and to remember all the victims in this Canadian based genocide that has just been declared, as well as allowing Indigenous individuals and communities triggered by this milestone day to take a moment for themselves to digest life long trauma that we Indigenous individuals may be suffering from childhood pains in which tragic events took place that involved physical and sexual violence. 

Indigenous lives matter. We have hearts and souls, we have feelings, we are human. To declare June 3rd MMIWG Memorial Day is to raise awareness of what has been stolen from us and that we the Indigenous will never be forgotten. That our lives are protected by United Declarations and by our Indigenous rights. Our land and our people. 

Change starts first by the government acknowledging wrongs and taking action by showing action with real change. 

Please show your support by becoming a change maker in signing this petition to help raise awareness for all of the above. 

Sincerely, 

Stephanie

MMIWG Advocate

This flag was designed by an Kwakwaka'wakw artist named Curtis Wilson on Vancouver Island.

 

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