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Manitoba sets day aside to recognize MMIW

 

Last updated 07/15/2017 at 10:53am

Office of MLA Nahanni Fontaine

Winnipeg's St. Johns representative Nahanni Fontaine first proposed having a day to remember MMIWG.

WINNIPEG, MB-Manitoba could become the first Canadian province to recognize Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) by setting aside an official day. Bill 221 or "The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Honoring and Awareness Day Act" passed in the Manitoba Legislature on May 25. It came into effect at the end of the legislative session on June 1.

The bill was introduced by Winnipeg's NDP St. Johns representative Nahanni Fontaine and states that every year October 4 will be set aside as the official day to honor and bring attention to Manitoba's missing and murdered In...



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