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News Release - Manitoba

February 26, 2015

PREMIER TO ATTEND NATIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON MISSING, MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN, GIRLS IN OTTAWA



Premier Greg Selinger will attend the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls tomorrow in Ottawa alongside Indigenous leadership, premiers, ministers and family members to discuss a national framework with necessary action and prevention required to eliminate incidents of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across the country.

“This roundtable is about the families from across the country who have suffered an unimaginable and tragic loss.  Mothers, daughter, sisters and wives have been taken from them and their families are left behind to pick up the pieces,” said Premier Selinger.  “For some families, they have the heartbreaking task of caring for children who will never see their mothers again.  This gathering will help us to move forward on addressing the critical issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.”

The two-day roundtable will bring together around 150 participants to discuss and explore:

  • prevention and awareness,
  • community safety,
  • policing measures and measuring success, and
  • reflection from families.

Premier Selinger brings along with him a delegation that includes family members and Indigenous leadership and he noted that Manitoba will continue to work directly with families in partnership with regional agencies and governments to provide the services they need to safeguard Indigenous women and girls.

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