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e-4083 (Indigenous affairs)

E-petition
Initiated by Raven Hall from Richmond, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • Missing and murdered Indigenous women, men, children and two-spirit is an ongoing genocide in Canada, as declared in the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, released on June 3, 2019;
  • The lack of urgency in response to missing Indigenous women, men, children and two-spirit cases is alarming and needs immediate change; and
  • These abuses and violations are the root causes of the colonial violence against Indigenous women, men, children and two-spirit that force them to confront daily violence, harm or trauma, while perpetrators remain unaccountable.
We, the undersigned, Canadian citizens and residents, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Immediately implement #5.0 to 5.25 – Calls from the Government and #9.0 to 9.11 – Calls for Police Services from the 231 Calls for Justice;
2. Make a permanent commitment to immediately respond to missing reports of Indigenous women, men, children, and two-spirit;
3. Develop a national action plan in partnership with News Media to address lack of coverage of missing persons cases of Indigenous women, men, children and two-spirit, including the vulnerable;
4. Collect all evidence related to missing Indigenous women, men, children and two-spirit cases immediately;
5. Organize search parties for missing Indigenous women, men, children and two-spirit in a timely manner; and
6. Work with all levels of government to fund the expansion of community-based security models that include Indigenous perspectives and people, such as local peacekeeper officers or programs such as the Bear Clan Patrol and Butterflies in Spirit.
Open for signature
July 13, 2022, at 3:18 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 10, 2022, at 3:18 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East)
November 22, 2022 (Petition No. 441-00858)
Photo - Jenny Kwan
Vancouver East
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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