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Faith communities should be responding to MMIWG report

By Nabil Sultan      

Through the commitment of all Canadians, including faith groups, civil liberty organizations and elected officials, it is possible for us to bring about real change and foster the tenets of friendship and mutual care that Indigenous groups signed the treaties for in the first place. This is not an Indigenous problem, it’s an Indigenous tragedy and it is on all of us to ensure that it stops here.

A woman on stage at the public closing ceremony marks the conclusion of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on June 3, 2019. If the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has taught Canadians anything, it is that there can be no reconciliation without truth, writes Nabil Sultan. The Hill Times hotograph by Andrew Meade

As a child, I came to Canada with my parents in search of safety and a better future for our family. Since becoming a medical specialist, I have learned what it is like to be with people when they are most vulnerable. And as a Muslim, I have always been taught the importance of compassion and showing up when people need you most.

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