Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Sask. Legislature commemorates Red Dress Day

May 5, 2023 | 4:31pm

Today is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People or Red Dress Day. The day honours and brings awareness to the thousands of Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people who have been subject to disproportionate violence in Canada. As part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s commemoration […]

Sask. government says it remains committed to reconciliation following National Action Plan release

Jun 3, 2021 | 10:43am

The provincial government says it is proud to participate in Canada’s National Action Plan responding to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) released Thursday. The National Action Plan consists of information on work of provinces and territories to address the Calls to Justice from the National Inquiry. The Saskatchewan […]

Provincial grant program to focus on issues surrounding MMIWG

Jun 3, 2020 | 3:35pm

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the National Inquiry in Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) The Final Report raised awareness about the tragedy that has affected generations of Indigenous people. Justice Minister Don Morgan says the government supports and values the meaningful and important work of the National Inquiry. “The Inquiry provided […]

Poems by man who killed Indigenous woman removed from parliamentary website

Jan 6, 2020 | 3:33pm

Two poems written by a man who killed an Indigenous woman have been removed from the parliamentary poet laureate website. The poems by Stephen Brown included one about a sex worker, eliciting a chorus of public concern, including from Manitoba MLA Nahanni Fontaine, who said they showed disrespect toward his victim and other missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Brown, who changed his name from Steven Kummerfield, […]

Liberals promise $13M for missing, murdered Indigenous women commemorations

Jun 24, 2019 | 11:42am

OTTAWA — Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef says the federal government will fund more than 100 projects to “honour the lives and legacies” of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Funding for the commemorations will come from a $13-million fund Monsef unveiled today in Winnipeg. Last winter, the government asked for proposals for commemorations, […]

Saskatchewan to continue using ‘birth alerts’ despite calls by MMIW inquiry to stop

Jun 19, 2019 | 4:39pm

The Saskatchewan government says it will continue to track or seize at-risk babies despite a call to stop from the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The inquiry’s final report recommends governments and child-welfare agencies immediately abandon what are known as birth or hospital alerts. Saskatchewan’s Social Services Ministry said the alerts […]