On May 5, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, we honour the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Turtle Island.
It is chilling testament of colonialism that these sisters are taken and murdered on such a scale. Colonial tradition encourages police to look the other way and not thoroughly investigate crimes against Indigenous people, especially women and girls. They are not valued by settler society. Were there this level of murder and disappearance occurring in mainstream society, and our daughters, sisters and mothers were disappearing, no stone would remain unturned in seeking to make it stop.