Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Yukon
The Government of Yukon, alongside Canada and all other provinces and territories, has publicly communicated its intention to support and participate in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (National Inquiry). Working closely with Aboriginal women’s organizations, First Nation governments, and other departments the Women’s Directorate is leading the coordination and response to the Commission on behalf of Government of Yukon.
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National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The Government of Canada launched an independent National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in early August 2016.
A Commission is established to carry out a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls independent from federal, provincial and territorial governments.
To learn more about the Commission, please visit their website.
For more information on background, the pre-inquiry design process, mandate, and the Terms of Reference, please visit the Government of Canada's National Inquiry information page here.
Members of the Yukon Legislative Assembly began expressing support for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in April 2013. Government of Yukon, Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council submitted a joint submission to the federal government’s pre-inquiry design process. This submission is reflected in the National Inquiry Terms of Reference.
News Release: Yukon dedicated to full participation in National Inquiry
Yukon Order-in-Council: Order to Establish an Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Yukon Regional Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, February 2016
Government of Yukon, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill and Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council president Doris Anderson co-chaired the Yukon Regional Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on February 12th, 2016. The roundtable was an opportunity for Yukon organizations and governments to better understand Yukon’s context, hear directly from families, share existing initiatives and best practices and identify opportunities for collaboration and action. The roundtable wrapped up with the co-chairs and participants signing a declaration to support families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, address the root causes of violence against Indigenous women and take collaborative action to address this important issue.
On December 12, 2015, the Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle hosted a one-day gathering in Whitehorse for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Yukon. Twenty five family members were able to attend the gathering.Executive Summary: Connecting Our Spirits, 2015 Family Gathering of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.