The National Action Plan honours, and is inclusive of, all Indigenous women, girls, and Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual Plus (2SLGBTQQIA+) people. We are unique and distinct in our identities, ancestries, histories, and traditions and we acknowledge the importance of recognizing these differences.
The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls relied on shared understandings of specific terms and definitions related to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. These terms and their definitions are also used in the National Action Plan, both for consistency and to respect the collective efforts by all parties involved in the National Inquiry1.
1. Unless otherwise noted, all terms and definitions are taken from MMIWG Final Report