Canada says to Aboriginal women: “Our system has let you down” | Aboriginal Rights News
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to provide resources to address violence against Aboriginal women, but some people want concrete action.
The Canadian government said on Thursday that it will provide more resources to the Aboriginal police and address systemic racism in the judicial system and law enforcement to address violence against Aboriginal women, but it did not give a way to achieve its “transformative change.” time frame.
The government promised to give indigenous communities more control over some social services and improve access to health care. Its plan was formulated two years after reports of the deaths of more than 1,000 indigenous women and girls in recent decades called it a national genocide.
The government stated that it will improve recruitment and training to solve the systemic racism problem among the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which is the national law enforcement agency responsible for policing many rural areas of the country.
We published the Federal Pathway—our contribution to the National Action Plan—and outlined how we will deal with families and survivors, organizations, and indigenous leaders to end the systemic racism and sexism that perpetuate this type of violence , Ability discrimination and economic inequality.
-Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 3, 2021
“The plan is great, but what we need is action,” said Dennis Pictou-Maloney, co-chair of the National Circle of Families and Survivors, who played an advisory role in the plan. She said she hopes to see some changes within a year, as well as an accountability mechanism to ensure action.
The plan as Find The remains of 215 children in a former boarding school were shocked and reminded of the abuse suffered by indigenous people across the country.
The Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined in 2015 that Canada has committed to “Cultural genocide“Between the 1870s and the 1990s, more than 150,000 indigenous children were forced to attend boarding schools across the country.
The boarding school system aims to assimilate aboriginal children into Canadian society and eliminate the “Indian problem” described by state officials at the time; children are forced to separate from their parents and siblings, beaten for speaking aboriginal languages, and suffer severe nutrition Malpractice, physical violence, forced labor, and sexual abuse.
The Canadian government on Thursday also pledged to take immediate action to address anti-indigenous racism in the healthcare system. The hearing that ended this week emphasized the need for such action. The hearing ended the death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old An Indigenous mother of seven children, she died in a Quebec hospital after being mocked by staff, and the investigation was ignored.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the event on Thursday: “Your voice clearly shows how our system has let you down.”
The government said it will provide an annual status update on its progress, but there is no timetable for achieving its goals. The federal government’s 2021 budget includes 1.8 billion Canadian dollars (CAD 2.2 billion Canadian dollars) over five years to promote health systems from racism and improve access to justice for indigenous peoples.
Lynne Groulx, chief executive of the Canadian Indigenous Women’s Association, said the statement was not specific enough.
“This is a plan, and there is a plan in the future.”