MLC Midwest-Canada Relations Committee Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Webinar
This session focused on how federal, state, provincial, and local governments can improve the response to murders, violence, and disappearances of Indigenous people, especially women and girls. Indigenous people are disproportionately impacted by these crimes and investigations into missing persons are often delayed. Speakers discussed possible solutions on how to respond to the systemic causes of violence, collect and report data, address institutional policies and practices, reduce and eliminate violence, and help Indigenous victims/survivors, families and communities prevent and heal from violence.
- Minnesota Sen. Mary Kunesh – MLC Midwest-Canada Relations Committee Member and Chair of the Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Task Force
- Rebecca Cook – Manager of the Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Division in the Government of Manitoba
- Nicole MartinRogers – Senior Research Manager with Wilder Research and co-author of Minnesota MMIW Task Force report
- Nicole Matthews – Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition and Vice Chair of the Minnesota MMIW Task Force
- Diane Redsky – Executive Director of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre