Inuit-specific mental health services among recommendations in Canadian report on violence against Indigenous women – RCI

31 May 2019

“Improving the safety and the social, economic, and cultural health and prosperity of Inuit women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people can be achieved only through the sustained, wholesome,and transparent collaborative action of all governments (federal, provincial, and territorial)in full partnership with Inuit,” says the final report from National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

“Inuit society is artificially compartmentalized and divided through colonial geopolitical boundaries,” the report said.

“Therefore, federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions must work with Inuit self-determination mechanisms to ensure appropriate decision making regarding intervention programs and services. Further, all governments must not use jurisdiction as an excuse to impede actions required to eliminating the social, economic, political, and cultural inequality and infrastructure gaps that are resulting in increased violence against Inuit women,girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people.”

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