Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls Monument


Dedicated to victims, survivors, and affected families of violence against Indigenous women and girls, this space serves as a tribute for remembrance, reflection, and intergenerational healing.

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Artist: Myrna Pokiak (Agnaviak), founder of Alappaa Inc.

  • The Red Parka symbolizes Northern culture, honouring the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
  • The Dene Drum represents the Dene.
  • Feathers formed into an infinity symbol represent the Metis.
  • The Qulliq, an oil lamp, symbolizes the Inuvialuit and Inuit people, also serving a functional purpose
  • The infinity is adorned with hearts symbolizing the Native Women's Association of the Northwest Territories efforts for awareness on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

The Legislative Assembly unveiled the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls monument in front of the Legislative Assembly building on October 4, 2023. Thoughtfully designed by Inuvialuit artist Myrna Pokiak, the monument serves as a sacred place for families to sit with their loved ones, honour those who have fallen, and recognize the injustices experienced by Indigenous women, girls, and 2-spirited people. It is a place to share in the healing journey and will remain a permanent fixture that will raise awareness of this ongoing national tragedy. 


If you are affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people and need immediate emotional assistance, call 1-844-413-6649. This is a national, toll-free 24/7 crisis call line providing support for anyone who requires emotional assistance related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. 

You can also access long-term health support services such as mental health counselling, community-based emotional support and cultural services and some travel costs to see Elders and traditional healers. Family members seeking information about their missing or murdered loved one can access Family Information Liaison Units.