On Friday, December 8, Ka Ni Kanichihk and MPI announced the launch of MMIWG2S license plates, a project with the goal of raising awareness and supporting families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people.

The MMIWG2S license plates are available now at all Autopac brokers and MPI Service Centres. There are two designs, a red dress and a red hand print, chosen by families of MMIWG2S.

A portion of the funds from purchases of these specialty plates will be used to support the children impacted by this national crisis through an education fund toward their pursuit of post-secondary education. The funds will be dispersed through Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Medicine Bear Counselling and Elder Support Services program.

We are proud to be partnered in this project with Manitoba Public Insurance, and to further our own support and the public’s awareness of MMIWG2S families and their loved ones.

Thank you to everyone who attended the announcement, including press, government officials, and the families and loved ones.

While there is always more work to be done, we hope this is one more step – hand in hand – toward a future free of violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people, and a reassurance that lost loved ones and their families will never be forgotten.

To learn more about the MMIWG2S license plates, visit https://www.mpi.mb.ca/Pages/non-member-specialty-plates.aspx

To learn more about Ka Ni Kanichihk, visit www.kanikanichihk.ca.