Ontario Chiefs Support National MMIW Led by First Nations

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Ontario Regional Chief Beardy
Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy – Photo by Brayden Pelletier

THUNDER BAY – The issue of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women continues to gain support across Canada.

At the All-Ontario Chiefs Conference in June 2014, the Chiefs passed a resolution to support an inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. It provided a mandate to develop a First Nations led and controlled process to bring out the truths and stories through their families and communities. Thunder Bay will play host to an essential planning gathering where families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls will share their personal stories with First Nation leaders, women and youth in preparation of a First Nation-led truth-seeking process into what happened to their loved ones.

Financial Resources to Support Our Sisters and their Families

Financial resources from the First Nation and larger community will be necessary to support the creation of such an inquiry and as a starting point, the Chiefs of Ontario will be hosting a fundraising dinner and roast to begin raising funds and awareness for their intentions. This first event will be held on:

WHEN:    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 

WHERE:   Nor’wester Hotel, Thunder Bay, Ontario 

WHEN:    6 to 9:30 p.m.

Anne Chabot says, “I encourage you to attend the event or, if not possible, to consider donating funds or items for the silent auction also scheduled to occur that evening.  I also strongly encourage each to circulate this poster to your own networks to ensure both the event and this initiative has profile and support from the larger community”.

To make a donation please contact: 

Anne Chabot

annelchabot@hotmail.com

416-579-2940

OR  

Jamie Monastyrski, Chiefs of Ontario

Jamie.Monastyrski@coo.org

416-597-1266

 Chiefs of Ontario MMIW

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