Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The GNWT is committed to working with all Northerners and with partners across Canada to begin to address systemic causes of violence, inequality, and racism so that Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people can feel safe and empowered in our territory and in our country.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

For immediate emotional assistance, call 1-844-413-6649. This is a national, toll-free 24/7 crisis call line providing support for anyone who requires emotional assistance related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people is rooted in systemic factors like economic, social, and political marginalization, as well as racism, discrimination, and misogyny. The GNWT recognizes the need to address these systemic causes of violence, inequality and racism that contribute to the problem in the NWT.

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) would like to acknowledge and honour the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who have suffered from violence and who have been, and continue to be, cruelly taken from their families and loved ones.

We acknowledge the strength and resilience of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, survivors, family members, friends, and the communities who support them, and who continue to fight for justice. We thank and extend our appreciation to the families that took part in the National Inquiry. The strength and courage in bearing witness on behalf of loved ones and speaking their truths was an essential step that will allow Canada and this territory within it to face and address this tragedy. Their stories are rooted in pain, trauma, racism, and resilience; their courage to come forward has provided us with a platform to effect change.