Indigenous advocates call for emergency declaration on missing and murdered women

By Evan Loree  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Indigenous advocates are pleading for the state to treat violence against Indigenous women seriously _ before it gets passed to their children.   Hundreds walked together through downtown St. Catharines to rally support for Indigenous women and girls Friday afternoon.   They were led by Fallon Farinacci, a board member for the Niagara Regional Native Centre based in Niagara-on-the-Lake.   “It’s very important to continue to call on our government to do more to protect Indigenous lives,” she told a crowd of more than 300 people at St. Catharines’ city hall before the walk began.   The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, which was completed in 2019, found Indigenous women and girls are murdered at 12 times the…

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