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PE Government: Moving forward together with Indigenous peoples

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201934 Views

Improving collaboration between governments, the Mi’kmaq First Nations, and Indigenous and community organizations will better serve the Indigenous peoples of Prince Edward Island.

The final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, released June 3, calls on Canadians to acknowledge the underlying and systemic issues Indigenous peoples face and to take action to create healthy and safe homes for Indigenous peoples.

“This report is extremely important for Indigenous peoples of Prince Edward Island. Enduring the many traumas that they have shared took strength and perseverance. Part of the healing process requires taking action on these Calls for Justice, and as Islanders we are taking this to heart,” said Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island. “Islanders will learn from the past to move forward and build the brightest future possible for our province.”

The 1,200-page report includes 11 thematic chapters and 231 “Calls for Justice” for all levels of government, industry, institutions and Canadians to examine and to address the factors that contributed to the loss of these women and girls.

“Prince Edward Island will work collaboratively with all levels of government, the Mi’kmaq First Nations and Indigenous community, and community partners on these Calls for Justice.

“It’s time that Canadians and Islanders take an active role in moving forward together on the path to reconciliation,” said Premier King.

Read the Prince Edward Island submission (link is external) to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Media contact:
Vicki Tse
Executive Council Office
vicki.tse@gov.pe.ca (link sends e-mail)

NT5

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