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May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Facts

The RCMP only recognize 18 out of 40 estimated indigenous deaths on the Highway of Tears

Indigenous women are 12 times more likely to be murdered or go missing than any other women in Canada, and 16 times more likley than caucasian women

73% of gender diverse & two-spirited indigenous people experience some form of violence

The Numbers:

506 MMIWG cases were identified across 71 selected urban cities

128 were cases of missing indigenous women

280 were cases of murdered indigenous women

98 were cases with an “unknown status”

29 The median age of MMIWG victims

How to Raise Awareness

  1. Wear RED on May 5th and post a photo on social media with the hashtag #NationalDayofAwareness #MMNWG or #MMIW
  2. Host a community event in your community on May 5th
  3. Host a prayer circle or candlelight vigil on May 5th
  4. Post a list of names of sisters missing or murdered from your community,
  5. Create a living memorial
  6. View the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center webinars.
    You can see a list of Webinars here: https://www.niwrc.org/resources/topic/webinar

Highway of Tears Film

View the Trailer

Watch the full Film

Watch the full film “Highway of Tears” here: https://highwayoftearsfilm.com/watch

More Information at the MMIWG-FFADA Website

Visit https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/

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