41. We call upon the federal government, in consultation with Aboriginal organizations, to appoint a public inquiry into the causes of, and remedies for, the disproportionate victimization of Aboriginal women and girls. The inquiry’s mandate would include:
i. Investigation into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls
ii. Links to the intergenerational legacy of residential schools.
This recommendation addresses the startling treatment of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. And is about the federal government of Canada working together with Aboriginal communities and organizations in dealing with a serious national problem.
The numbers of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada are horrifying. This recommendation is important because it draws attention to how Aboriginal peoples, specifically women have been treated and ignored in this country.
The recommendation could be implemented through a number of ways:
Get the government to launch an investigation.
Set up campaigns online and within schools and universities.
Find a way to get proper media coverage.
Write a report or set up a website or area for studies to be conducted about intergenerational effects of residential schools.
There have been calls for inquiry from both amnesty international and the UN
Is something finally going to be done?