Canada ‘complicit in race-based genocide’ of indigenous women

Canada is complicit in a “race-based genocide” against indigenous women, a government inquiry finds.
Closing ceremony for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and GirlsImage copyrightReuters

Canada is complicit in a “race-based genocide” against indigenous women, a government inquiry has found.

The report cited research finding indigenous women were 12 times more likely to be killed or to disappear than other women in Canada.

The inquiry blamed the crisis on deep-rooted colonialism and state inaction.

Among more than 200 recommendations is a call for all Canadians to help end violence, including by learning indigenous history.

The 1,200-page document released Monday is the culmination of almost three years of hearings and research by the inquiry into disproportionate violence faced by indigenous women and girls in Canada.

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