MMIWG2S+ National Inquiry – Final Report
The realities and barriers facing urban Indigenous peoples are captured in the Final Report on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The 2019 Final Report of the National Inquiry on MMIWG proposes 231 Calls for Justice (CFJs) rooted in international and domestic Indigenous and human rights law. For the MMIWG2S+ Data Project, NAFC is working closely with the CFJs related to data collection and evaluation.
National Action Plan Urban Sub Working Group (USWG)
Since July 2020, NAFC has been an active member of the National Action Plan Urban Sub Working Group (USWG) comprised of members from urban Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada. As a member of the USWG, the NAFC was involved in the creation of the urban framework of the National Action Plan entitled, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ National Action Plan | Urban Path to Reclaiming Power and Place, Regardless of Residency.
The framework includes a call to recognize urban Indigenous legitimacy, outlines urban realities, provides a definition of urban Indigenous people, and outlines urban perspectives on the baskets of rights: culture, health and wellness, safety and human security, and justice.
NAFC – Honouring Our Ways Article
In November of 2021, the National Association of Friendship Centres published “Honouring Our Ways”, the result of knowledge sharing of 50 Friendship Centre staff engaged in violence prevention work, that outlines the path towards responding to the MMIWG Calls for Justice. The report recommended that government, policymakers, and funders provide resources to build capacity within the Friendship Centre Movement to record and report data.