We failed to treat missing and murdered Indigenous women like people, but I know we can change

Document Type


Publication Date



On Monday, after almost three years since its establishment, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report. The inquiry – marred by delays, resignations and stumbles – has faced its fair share of public scrutiny. Despite its problems, it was a painful but necessary process, and we must take action on its findings.

You may not have known an Indigenous woman or girl who you never heard from again or whose life was ended violently.

I need to respect that. Nobody knows what they don’t know.

Publication Title

The Globe and Mail