Trudeau: Violence against Canada's indigenous women often ignored

BREAKING: Final report calls tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women a Canadian genocide

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Now a national inquiry there is calling it genocide, the CBC reports.

'Actions and inactions': "Genocide is the sum of the social practices, assumptions, and actions detailed within this report", says the report, which adds elsewhere that violence against Indigenous women occurs through "state actions and inactions rooted in colonialism and colonial ideologies".

The report is due to be formally released at a ceremony on Monday.

"It took 40 years to get to this present moment and only because indigenous women have been on the ground making noise about this", Robyn Bourgeois, a campaigner on the issue, told the BBC.

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during the closing ceremony of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, June 3, 2019.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed in 2014 that 1,017 aboriginal women had been murdered between 1980 and 2012.

The safety of indigenous women and girls can not be realized without "upholding and implementing social, economic, and political rights".

National broadcaster CBC obtained an advance copy of the report.

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The report contains more than 200 recommendations to multiple levels of government.

On Friday the inquiry said it would not discuss the recommendations ahead of official publication on Monday.

The Assembly of First Nations said the final report "reaffirms what First Nations and families have been saying for many years - we need immediate, sustained and coordinated action to address the long-standing and systemic causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls and those at risk".

The inquiry, which was beset by delays and staff resignations, opened painful wounds as it heard testimony from 468 family members of missing or murdered women.

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