More needs to be done to keep Indigenous women, girls safe: Southern Chiefs’ Grand Chief

By Dave Baxter Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As Canada marked Red Dress Day, a Manitoba Grand Chief called on all levels of government to do more to keep Indigenous women and girls safe in Manitoba, and across Canada. “It is essential that governments of all levels work with First Nations on an urgent basis on this issue, as it is indeed a national emergency,” Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said in a Friday media release. Daniels released that statement on Friday, as May 5 is Red Dress Day in Canada, a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People, and a day that Daniels said holds a lot of meaning in Winnipeg, and across this province. “Manitoba is ground zero when it…

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