(Ottawa) February 26, 2016 – National Chief, Dwight Dorey, of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples issued the following statement on the progress made at the 2016 National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in Winnipeg, M.B.:
“I was extremely pleased with the level of commitment and collaboration demonstrated during our discussions with all Indigenous, federal, provincial, and territorial leaders,” stated Dorey. “We must move decisively to prevent and reduce the unacceptable level of violence that many Indigenous women and girls have endured for far too long.
“I especially applaud the efforts of the Native Women’s Aboriginal Council (NWAC) for their unwavering pursuit to get a commitment from the federal government to hold a national inquiry.
“I’m confident that if leaders come together and join us in this commitment, we will be able to take a significant step forward to meet the challenge of ending this ongoing cycle of violence,” concluded Dorey.
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is the national voice representing the interests of Métis, status and non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living off-reserve. Today, over 70% of Indigenous people live off-reserve.
To arrange an interview with National Chief Dwight Dorey, please contact:
Julian Morelli, Director of Policy and Communications
Office: (613) 747-6022 ex. 197
Melissa Dawe, Communications Coordinator
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