More than 600 indigenous women in Canada have gone missing or been murdered in recent years. The slowness of governments to act and the lack of progress has spurred Manitoba’s aboriginal organizations to demand full-scale provincial and national inquiries.
So far, Manitoba’s and Canada’s governments have shown no interest in public inquiries, but that may change if efforts to have the United Nations become involved bear fruit.
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak and the Southern Chiefs Organization held a rally in Winnipeg on July 11, 2012, to call for public inquiries on missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada.
Featured in this video clip are Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, respected community elder Mae Louise Campbell and David Harper, Grand Chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak.