Grand Council Treaty #3 with support of the Women’s Council Gaagiidoo-Ikwewag, is proud to stand with the youth of Treaty #3 Territory in unity to raise awareness on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Grand Council Treaty #3 launched the Zahgidiwin Campaign, January 25th, 2021 and have since then sent thousands of ribbons across the Nation, Canada and United States. The Zahgidiwin Red Ribbon Campaign is a Treaty #3 Territory movement for Indigenous and non- Indigenous people who stand together in ending violence toward Indigenous Women and Girls.
In light of the unsolved cases here in Treaty #3 territory it is time we recognize violence against Indigenous Women and Girls as a National Human Rights Crisis.
“I am incredibly proud of the Women’s Council and the Zahgidiwin campaign” said Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. “Here and across the country, far too many of our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, and other loved ones are still missing. These conversations are always difficult to have but I hold up the Women’s Council and all those standing behind them – especially our young women – as they bring awareness to this travesty.”
Grand Council Treaty #3 will continue to advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, MMIWG families and those impacted by the issue of MMIWG to ensure the Canada National Action Plan is designed and delivered to meet the needs of the people in the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3 and press for action on systemic racism in all its forms.
For more information please contact:
Daniel Morriseau, Political Advisor – (807) 464-2647 – [email protected]
Cassandra Yerxa, MMIWG Worker – (807) 788-1003 ext. 213 – [email protected]