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ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – April 26, 2021

on April 27, 2021

Regional Engagement Sessions First Nations National Action Plan on MMIWG

First Nations National Action Plan

The development of a National Action Plan to End Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada is a key recommendation from the final report of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is developing a First Nations-led National Action Plan to End Violence Against Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA Peoples as mandated in Resolution 67/2019 passed at the AFN Annual General Assembly in Fredericton, NB.  Resolution 67/2019 directs the AFN Secretariat to work together with the AFN Women’s Council to develop a First Nations-led National Action Plan with input from the regions and First Nation survivors, families and First Nations Coalitions and Grassroots Family organizations.

Engagement Sessions

Throughout April and May 2021, AFN is hosting regional engagement sessions across the country. This series of regional engagement sessions will inform the development of a First Nations-led National Action Plan to End Violence Against Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA Peoples.

The engagement process is designed with a “families first” approach to ensure those most impacted have a key role in driving efforts to address and end violence.  The engagement sessions will welcome First Nation survivors, families and leadership to provide input and guidance in the development of the plan based on experiences in the different regions across the country.

Input from these discussion sessions in the regions will help build regional reports that will then inform the First Nations-led National Action Plan. This work will ultimately contribute to the broader National Action Plan being developed by Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNA).

The AFN regions have been providing input and guidance in designing an engagement approach that respects the ongoing work on MMIWG2S+ of any Nation, women, or regional-led process. Each regional engagement approach has been tailored to accommodate the unique needs of that region.

Please visit www.afn.ca for more information or to be part of a regional engagement session.

Roy WhiteduckASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS BULLETIN – April 26, 2021