Monday was the fifth anniversary of the release of the final report following the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

The Assembly of First Nations released a report on the day evaluating the advances made in implementing the 231 Calls for Justice from the report.

“Despite some encouraging steps, the AFN progress report reveals that the implementation of the Calls for Justice is far from complete,” said AFN National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak. “Significant and substantive action is needed now more than ever to enhance the safety for First Nations women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people and ensure justice for survivors and families.”

The national chief would call on all levels of government to recommit to implementing the Calls for Justice.

The AFN says its report indicate that only two of the Calls for Justice impacting First Nations have been fully implemented. The organization says the majority of the calls are showing minimal or no progress.

The full report can be found here.

(PHOTO – AFN National Chief Cindy Woodhouse taking her oath of office.  File Photo)