Indigenous women say little has changed with policing since MMIWG report singled out Quebec

Nearly half the recommendations for Quebec are aimed at policing.

A year after the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls singled out Quebec for a special section of the final report, some women there say little has changed.

Nearly half of its dozen calls for justice were aimed directly at how Quebec deals with policing.

Now, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, the conversation is again centered on the report’s findings of “contempt and indifference” towards Indigenous women.

Some say little has happened in the past year to make the lives of Indigenous women better.

Reporter / Montreal

Lindsay was born and raised on the unceded territory of Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), and joined APTN News as a Quebec correspondent in 2019. While in university, she collaborated on a multiplatform project about the revitalization of the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language to commemorate the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Before APTN Lindsay worked at the Eastern Door, CTV Montreal and the Montreal Gazette.