NewsOct 7, 2019

Recognizing and supporting conversations around Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

LNG Canada recognizes the potential impact large-scale resource development projects can have on vulnerable populations. We have incorporated Indigenous traditional knowledge into all aspects and stages of project planning, assessment, implementation, management and monitoring. We are paying attention to the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable members of Indigenous communities and to ensuring we create a diverse and inclusive workplace that is welcoming to women, to Indigenous people, and to all workers. We know from the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls findings and Calls to Justice, that this issue is rooted in the history of colonization.

We recently led two events to recognize and support conversations around this important issue and to acknowledge our roles as Canadians and individuals to ensure that all people are safe to live and thrive in our country.

We thank members of the Haisla Nation, Kitimat Valley Institute, Tamitik Status of Women, CWB Welding Foundation and the Kitimat community for attending the raising of our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls memorial tree sculpture in Kitimat last week, and members of the BC and municipal governments, and our other guests, who last month attended our screening in Vancouver of 1200+, Sheila North and Leonard Yakir’s film that addresses the topic through personal stories of impacted women, girls and their families.

For those who want to learn more about the issue, we encourage you to read the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, here: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/

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