Presenting Petitions: Sisters In Spirit

Irene Mathyssen London—Fanshawe, ON: Mr. Speaker, second, the Native Women's Association of Canada, as part of its Sisters in Spirit campaign, has identified 582 missing and murdered aboriginal women whose cases go back as far as 1970

. Its research has convinced NWAC that violence against aboriginal women must be investigated and must certainly stop.

The petitioners call upon the Parliament of Canada to ensure that NWAC receives sufficient funding to continue its important work, protecting women through its Sisters in Spirit initiative, and to invest in initiatives recommended by NWAC to help prevent more women from disappearing.

From the Parliament of Canada's Hansard Transcript, September 22 2010