Canadian Inquiry Calls Killings of Indigenous Women Genocide

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Canadian Inquiry Calls Killings of Indigenous Women Genocide

By Ian Austen and Dan Bilefsky

June 3, 2019

GATINEAU, Quebec — The widespread killings and disappearances of
Indigenous women and girls in Canada are a “genocide” for which Canada
itself is responsible, a national inquiry concluded in its final report
on Monday.

Indigenous people from across Canada cheered, and raised fists and eagle
feathers, as the leader of the inquiry announced the report’s findings
at an emotional ceremony in Gatineau, Quebec, that was attended by Prime
Minister Justin Trudeau. Most in the audience were in traditional
Indigenous dress and held red flowers in remembrance of the women.

Some in the crowd were relatives of the disappeared and dead, and were
so overcome by emotion that they had to be led away in tears by health
care workers.

But despite Mr. Trudeau’s assurances in his remarks that his government
would take action on the report’s 231 recommendations — including
changes to police practices and the criminal justice system — some
Indigenous people expressed skepticism that the report would make much
of a difference.

“Our people have been in a violent relationship with Canada for too
long,” said Beverley Jacobs, a prominent Mohawk lawyer and the former
president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada. “And when you’re
in an abusive relationship and waiting for the abuser to change, but
they’re not willing to change, you have to figure out how to get out of
the relationship.”

The report comes after a nearly three-year inquiry into murdered and
missing Indigenous women and girls, during which more than 1,500
families of victims and survivors testified at hearings across the country.

[“Canada and the system failed Tina at every step.” The death of
15-year-old Tina Fontaine was one of an increasing number of deaths and
disappearances of Indigenous women and girls that spurred a national

“This is genocide,” said Marion Buller, the chief commissioner of the
inquiry and a retired Indigenous judge, at the ceremony, which was held
at the Canadian Museum of History directly across the Ottawa River from

“An absolute paradigm shift is required to dismantle colonialism in
Canadian society,” she added.

After receiving the multivolume report, wrapped in a ceremonial blanket
tied with a traditional Métis sash, Mr. Trudeau said, “This is an
uncomfortable day for Canada but it is an essential day.”

He added, “To the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls of
Canada, to their families and to survivors — we have failed you.”

Mr. Trudeau promised to “conduct a thorough review of this report,”
including a “National Action Plan” to address the violence, “with
Indigenous partners to determine next steps.”

The report said the violence against women and girls amounted “to a
race-based genocide of Indigenous peoples, including First Nations,
Inuit and Métis.”

“This genocide has been empowered by colonial structures,” the report added.

It cited, among other events, Canada’s onetime practice of forcibly
sending thousands of Indigenous children to government-sponsored
residential schools, where they were abused over decades. In 2015,
Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission called that practice a
“cultural genocide.”

The report said the police and the criminal justice system have
historically failed Indigenous women by ignoring their concerns and
viewing them “through a lens of pervasive racist and sexist stereotypes.”

That, in turn, has created mistrust of the authorities among Indigenous
women and girls, the report said.

Police “apathy often takes the form of stereotyping and victim-blaming,
such as when police describe missing loved ones as ‘drunks,’ ‘runaways
out partying’ or ‘prostitutes unworthy of follow-up,’” the report said.

Survivors and their families told the inquiry they often found the
“court process inadequate, unjust and retraumatizing.”

To help improve law enforcement and prevent violence against women, the
report called for expanding Indigenous women’s shelters and improving
policing in Indigenous communities, in particular in remote areas;
increasing the number of Indigenous people on police forces; and
empowering more Indigenous women to serve on civilian boards that
oversee the police.

It also called for changing the criminal code to classify some killings
of Indigenous women by spouses with a history of violent abuse as
first-degree murder, whether they were premeditated or not.

Saying that cultural discrimination has marginalized Indigenous people,
it also called for the federal and provincial governments to give
Indigenous languages the same status as Canada’s official languages,
English and French.
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