The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls began in 2016 and released its final report in 2019. It was the result of decades of advocacy by Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people. The Inquiry investigated the mass disappearance of Indigenous women and girls and concluded that their disappearances and the inaction of Canada was genocide.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission began in 2008 and released its final report in 2015. The commission investigated the scope and legacy of the Indian Residential School System on Indigenous students. The Commission released 94 Calls to Action as part of the Final Report.
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was a formal declaration passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. Canada officially adopted the Declaration in 2016.
The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples was established in 1991 to address issues relating to Indigenous peoples, especially in light of the events surrounding Indigenous resurgence in the 1980`s and 1990`s. The Commission`s final report was released in 1996.
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