Answering Calls For Justice Within PSIs (From The National Inquiry On Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls)

On July 22nd, 2020, researcher and policy consultant Courtney Skye led a webinar for Courage to Act on “Anti-Colonial Approaches to Addressing Gender-Based Violence with Indigenous Communities.” The webinar explored the roots of colonial violence in Canada, delved into the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (NIMMIWG), discussed culturally responsive approaches to responding to GBV on a systemic level, and provided anti-colonial practices and consideration for PSIs across the country. You can access the webinar here.

Noting that there are 230+ Calls for Justice prescribed in the Final Report of the National Inquiry, and that post-secondary institutions have an important role in actualizing justice for MMIWG, Courtney excerpted the most applicable Calls for Justice as they relate to college and university campuses. In this free worksheet, you will find a list of these Calls for Justice for PSIs with guiding questions to support you and your PSI in exploring these further.

There is much work to be done in securing an anti-colonial future with the safety of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people as a priority, and this work is a collective undertaking that requires both courage and action. Let’s begin.


Suggested Citation: Skye, Courtney. (2020, July). Answering NIMMIWG Calls For Justice Within PSIs. Courage to Act.


Courtney Skye

Tool Creator: Courtney Skye is a researcher, policy development consultant and Cayuga language student. She is a Research Fellow with the Yellowhead Institute, a First Nations-led governance think tank at the Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University.

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