NDP MP urges feds to create ‘Red Dress Alert’ for missing Indigenous women – Winnipeg

NDP members of Congress are calling on the federal government to establish a system for sending telephone notifications when indigenous women go missing.

Lia Gazan wrote last Friday to Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino asking the government to fund what she and other supporters call the “Red Dress Alert” program.

Ghazan says this is similar to Amber Alerts, the emergency notifications people receive on their cell phones when a child in their area has been abducted or is believed to be in danger. .

Winnipeg lawmakers say the better the public is informed when indigenous women and girls go missing, the better their chances of being found.

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In her letter, she points to the disappearance and death of at least four Indigenous women whom Winnipeg police believe were murdered by the same man.

Ghazan said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau perceives the disappearance and murder of indigenous women and girls as genocide and must act urgently to better protect them. increase.

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