The Aboriginal population is the fastest growing and youngest segment of the Canadian population.
According to a CEDAW statement, “despite the seriousness of the situation, the Canadian state has not sufficiently implemented measures to ensure that cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women are effectively investigated and prosecuted.”
Ceejai shared her story with others at the Peoples Gathering at the Roundtable for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Ottawa.
All Indigenous women and children have an equal right to live free of violence and all forms of discrimination. In recent years, there have been a number of initiatives aimed at responding to the prevalence of violence against Indigenous women and girls, including the disproportionate rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.