National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit people (MMIWG2S) 2021
May 5, 2021
Today is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit people (MMIWG2S). Our hearts are with all the families who have not yet seen justice for their lost loved ones.
Justice for MMIWG2S and environmental justice are inextricably connected as neither can happen without confronting and working to dismantle colonialism. Violence against Indigenous women is violence against the land — male-dominated work camps associated with resource extraction projects are directly correlated with an increase in sexualized and gender-based violence against Indigenous peoples.
Credit: National Indigenous Women's Resource Centre
As allies working to shine a light on anti-racism for all those experiencing violence — including Black communities and communities of colour — we need to educate ourselves so awareness is raised and help build a safe and secure world for all. We invite you to explore these resources: