CAP unveils Illuminating the Way – Beholding Power and Place A National Action Plan for MMIWG and 2SLGTBQQIA+

Press Release

June 3, 2022 Ottawa, ON

CAP is pleased to announce the official release of Illuminating the Way: Beholding Power and Place – Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGTBQQIA+ peoples National Action Plan.

The plan is in response to the release of the 2019 Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Consulting its PTO’s, CAP heard from a vast array of Peoples’ and cultures about how to address MMIWG and 2SLGTBQQIA+. The result illuminates a path forward for communities to end the systemic problem and move forward towards a brighter future.

“This plan is a vital tool for communities, governments and the families of MMIWG and 2SLGTBQQIA+ people to reflect on how problems started and how they can be fixed,” says CAP National Chief Elmer St. Pierre. Policy makers cannot ignore this vital input and sit years on yet another report.”

Illuminating the Way – Beholding Power and Place is based on a celestial theme to represent the scope and diversity of the stories of MMIWG2S+ victims, families and communities. Additionally, the stars honour those who have passed and continuously guide us in our work in the MMIWG2S+ crisis and gender-based violence.

You can read the report here:



Media Contact:
Nigel Newlove
Director of Media Relations
[email protected]

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is the national voice representing the interests of Métis, status and non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living off-reserve. Today, over 80% of Indigenous people live off-reserve.


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