Treaty 2 Territory- The First Nations in the Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T) Government recognizes June 3rd, 2022: A day of Action for Families of MMIWG. Survivors of Gender-based violence and Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGTBQQIA+ people. It is also the three-year anniversary of the MMIGW Report. Although the report and the plan has been completed, implementation and accountability has yet to be seen. The FNT2T Government can no longer wait for action by the Federal and Provincial governments and has created a strategy to protect MMIGWTS in the territory.
The FNT2T has launched a MMIWGT sub-circle under the Peacemaking Circle to implement Resolution 2020-09-03-004 to “support the 2,380 family testimonies and the 231 Calls to Justice from The Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls”. The sub-circle has created a MMIWGTS strategy to hold the governments accountable to the Federal National Action Plan and ensure interventions and resources reach Treaty 2 citizens and stop the tragedy of violence against our women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The FNT2T MMIWGT sub-circle meets monthly to discuss the continuing development of the strategic vision, opportunities for awareness and advocacy, and nation engagement.
FNT2T MMIWGT Sub-Circle Strategic Vision
We recognize that we cannot address violence against women, girls and two-spirited without acknowledging the roles and responsibilities of women, men and two-spirited peoples; doing so, will restore and maintain balance, peace, and harmony in T2T.
Traditional Knowledge: We must go to our nation citizens to learn important traditional knowledge that will guide and shape interventions and healing, and preventative efforts.
Healing & Intervention: We understand this includes opportunities for healing and interventions that are focused on 1. Individuals (Two-spirited, women and men), 2. Children and youth, 3. Families, 4. All local nations as a collective.
Prevention: Prevent harm to women, girls and two-spirited through education and awareness. Prevention should speak to all people (Two-spirited, women, men, and children).
Our government and Anishinaabek Nation of T2T calls on the Province of Manitoba and Canada to work together with FNT2T and with the Spirit and Intent of Treaty 2 territory. It is all our responsibility to protect all women, girls, men, and 2SLGBTQQIA people, implement the Calls to Justice and per the MMIWG report, and complete the action plan. The hurt of one is the hurt of all. -Ogichidaa McLean
Our next steps include:
Creating a strategic vision statement to put on our website.
Creating a strategic plan to implement action.
Engage local nations for input, assessment of needs and area of strengths/resources.
Last modified: June 3, 2022