10 December

Kahnawake, December 10, 2020 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) welcomes yesterday’s (December 9th) announcement by Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière of the introduction of legislation aimed at finding missing Indigenous children.

QNW welcomes this announcement and extends a hand to the government, as well as to those affected, to offer their collaboration for any initiative that can help families begin their healing process by providing answers to the questions they have been asking for a long time.

“Our thoughts are especially with these women who have lost their children, and whose countless questions have remained unanswered for too long. We are with them, and ready to support them,” says QNW President, Viviane Michel.

It should be remembered that this bill seeks to unravel the mystery of the disappearance of dozens of Indigenous children in the 1950s and 1970s. To this day, it is estimated that between 15 and 45 children have disappeared or have been declared dead without explanation from the entities responsible for them at the time.

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