The federal government has started consultations on the creation of a public alert system for missing Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. Lorelei Williams, a vocal advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, shares what the Red Dress Alert will mean to her community.
Support is available for anyone affected by these reports and the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous people. Immediate emotional assistance and crisis support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a national hotline at 1-844-413-6649.
You can also access, through the government of Canada, health support services such as mental health counselling, community-based support and cultural services, and some travel costs to see elders and traditional healers. Family members seeking information about a missing or murdered loved one can access Family Information Liaison Units.