Week 3 - Truth and Reconciliation Challenge: MMEIP

Tawâw. Neba hoɁą. Welcome to Week 3 of the Truth and Reconciliation Challenge. 

Did you know that Indigenous women and girls in Canada are 12 times more likely to be murdered or go missing and are disproportionately affected by all forms of violence? The epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit (MMIWG2S) is an international crisis happening in our own backyard.   

Murdered or Missing and Exploited Indigenous Peoples (MMEIP) recognizes the importance of acknowledging the violence committed against Indigenous Peoples, including boys, men and gender diverse persons. They too are suffering, in danger, and their voices need to be included and heard. 

This is an issue that impacts all of us, not only nationally, but right here in our own community. Join us as we learn about the exploitation and violence committed against all Indigenous Peoples, what is being done to combat it, and how you can be a part of the change. 

Your challenge this week: Hear stories from the frontline 

Local MMEIP advocate Stephanie Harpe joined Janine Kruse, Manager, Indigenous and Rural Relations, in frank discussion about this ongoing crisis and how it impacts people in our own community.  

Ready to learn more? Explore more facts about MMIWG2S and MMEIP.  

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