Understanding urban Indigenous realities is vital to effective program and funding decisions to address missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and non-binary people (MMIWG 2SLGBTQQIA+). Friendship Centres are leaders in facilitating programming to eradicate violence in urban Indigenous communities.
Prior to the Government of Canada’s launching of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in 2016, front-line advocates at Friendship Centres across the country already knew well what their communities needed to address the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people. Friendship Centres have been responding to these community needs, with precarious funding, through delivering critical wraparound services that integrate culture, tradition, and ceremony.
Current NAFC MMIWG2S+ Initiatives
NAFC MMIWG2S+ Implementation Plan