Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) has touched the lives of hundreds of families and communities across Saskatchewan and Canada. Many still bear the grief of their loss, and to the survivors whose lives are changed forever. Statistics Canada has found that Indigenous women and girls are 12 times more likely to be murdered or missing than other Canadian women. The evening’s program features a facilitated panel session that will discuss the importance of understanding this form of gender-based violence, the impacts on families and the supports and programs that are available. There will also be a first-hand account of the impact that this has had on one Saskatchewan family.
This evening is the second in the series, supported by SGI. Watch for the third and fourth events to commemorate the solstice around March and June.