Journey to Wellness: US lags behind Canada in First Nations acknowledgement, reparations (encore)

Jul 27, 2020

First Nations women in Canada react as the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is presented to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the families of victims at a ceremony June 4, 2019
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(This episode of Journey to Wellness originally aired June 17, 2019.  Look for an updated list of links at the end of  this story.)

Canada has finished its three-year inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous woman and girls. And they're calling it genocide. Is that the right word?

 And why does Canada seem to be so much further along the road to acknowledging historical wrongs and trying to make reparation than the US?

You can read the mandate of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls here.

You can read the final report here.

Information about the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition is here.

Information about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is here.

Information about the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is here.

This morning's Minnesota Native News touched on Indigenous parents' continued fears that their children will be taken from them. Minnesota has placed more Indigenous kids in foster care than any other state in the country, according to this three-year-old story in the Star Tribune.

You can listen to this morning's Minnesota Native News episode here.