Indigenous people face race-base genocide in Canada

Wednesday, 05 Jun, 2019

Williams said Trudeau does not represent Indigenous peoples in Canada, or the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

In response to the report, which contained more than 200 recommendations, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas said in a news release that he stands with families of victims, who advocated for justice and are the reason the inquiry and report came to be.

The inquiry report offers a supplementary legal analysis outlining its case that Canada should be held accountable for its genocidal acts under global law, while acknowledging that a formal determination of liability can only be made by judicial bodies.

"We have heard of their human rights being consistently and systemically violated", Trudeau said. "That's why it's a mixed reaction".

Native Council of P.E.I. Other commissioners pointedly use it and the report devotes pages to developing the argument that the deaths of Indigenous women and the generations-long suppression of their rights and cultures is genocidal.

Notable cases of missing or murdered indigenous women and girls had fuelled the call for a national inquiry, including the Vancouver murders by Robert Pickton, and the death of schoolgirl Tina Fontaine.

Horgan says identifying issues linked to the much higher violence rate against Indigenous women is key, and is vital to the government's work toward true reconciliation.

Barbara Sevigny, whose sister was murdered 33 years ago, said today validated the pain she and her family have experienced.

Dumas said the AMC supports the report's recommendation to see Canada immediately implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. "There's a lot of work to do", Thomas said.

The 1200-page document released Monday is the culmination of nearly three years of hearings and research by the inquiry into disproportionate violence faced by indigenous women and girls in Canada.

"If the strategy is not actualized with a concrete plan that is the risk in terms of the next steps", Hajdu continued.

"We've known this for many, many years, that Indigenous people are treated differently".

"Progress can backslide, we're seeing it happen", he said. Trudeau ejected Canada's first indigenous Justice Minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, and the former President of the Treasury Board, Jane Philpott from his caucus over their alleged involvement in accusing the Prime Minister's Office of political interference in the SNC-Lavalin affair.

The term is used numerous times in the final report of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, who are believed to number in the thousands in Canada. "And that is why our government has not run away from the fact that systemic racism does exists in this country".

For decades, Canada's indigenous people have warned that a disproportionately large number of their women and girls were vanishing or being killed, that police investigations of these crimes were careless, and that their pleas for help were being ignored.

"It's not just Indigenous women, it belongs to the province and the federal governments and our communities."
It is part of colonization.

Today was the annual Women Deliver Conference which took place in Vancouver.

Trudeau is not necessarily using the same vocabulary as the report.

In cases where a child must be taken into care, a relative should be found to look after the child, and they should get the same support a foster parent would get, the report says.