October 4 is a day to honour murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited persons (MMIWG2S) while showing love and support for their families.
Unifor stands united with the families of MMIWG2S and calls on the Trudeau government to place the implementation of the Calls for Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at the top of the legislative agenda.
The Inquiry Commissioners produced a comprehensive set of 231 Calls for Justice to be acted upon based on the meaningful inclusion of Indigenous advocates and organizations. Immediate and wide-ranging action is needed to stop the cycle of violence and genocide that was founded from the beginning of colonialism in Canada and perpetuated by successive governments and institutions.
The final report gives all Canadians the roadmap for stopping this violence: it is our job to listen and to act. We must demand more from our elected officials and they must understand there is no time to waste.
Actions and events
Here are ways that you can stand united with the families of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited persons and create change to stop the violence: