Family members began sharing their stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women during the first hearings held in Smithers, BC, on Tuesday, September 26. The hearings will run through Thursday. The national inquiry will visit eight other communities this fall.
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Paul Tuccaro and his family will be allowed to tell the story of his siser, Amber, who was murdered, as part of the national inquiry for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Edmonton.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council will host a gathering for families members of murdered and missing women and girls from September 12-14, 2017, in Port Alberni, BC.
Teams of health, legal, and community relations workers are in Saskatchewan this week to meet with families who wish to participate in the process for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
Chiefs at the Assembly of First Nation (AFN) passed a resolution asking for changes to be made to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett agreed with the request.
Marilyn Poitras recently resigned her position as a commissioner for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls due to issues with the structure of the inquiry. CBC News interviewed her about her reasons for leaving.
Chloe Bluebird Mustooch has created a jingle dress called "1,200 Copper Tears" for her final art project for a visual arts degree from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. She made this dress to honor missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) are demanding answers after the resignation of commissioner Marilyn Poitras from the national inquiry. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett stated that communication is an issue for the commission, but t
An advocate for the grandmothers and families of missing and murdered Indigenous women has requested a statue be created along with a memorial park and water fountain to honour missing and murdered loved ones. The monument would honour both women and men.
Chantale Courcy, former director of operations for the Missing and Murdered Women and Girls inquiry commission, has left the commission to accept a promotion within the Federal government. Courcy is the fourth staff member to resign.