Red Dress Day: Alert system being developed for missing Indigenous Indigenous women, girls, gender diverse people

By Austin Evans Turtle Island News Writer Two days before Red Dress Day and a year after declaring MMIWG2S+ as a national emergency, Canada and Manitoba announced that they are currently developing an alert system for missing Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people. The system will send out alerts within minutes of a report, increasing the chance that the missing person is found. It takes notes from similar alert systems in places like Nova Scotia and Washington state. Leah Gazan, Winnipeg Centre’s NDP constituent, led federal advocacy of the development of this system. This follows her motion in the House of Commons last year, unanimously supported by her fellow MPs, declaring the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people as a Canada-wide emergency. “Safety from violence is…

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