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.
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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
Marilyn Poitras, one of a five-member commission, has resigned from her position on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigneous Women and Girls due to issues with the structure of the inquiry. She joins four other staff members who have left since June.
Nine hearings for the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have been set, with the first hearing to be held on September 10, 2017, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A list of dates and locations for the hearings has been announced.
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.
Watch live coverage of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women's (MMIW) hearings in Whitehorse.
Forty families have registered to participate in the first public hearings for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) national inquiry in Whitehorse. The "truth gathering process" began on Monday with public hearings starting Tuesday and running until Thursday.
Families of victims are frustrated with the nation inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and have declared they will blockade the meetings in protest.
Chief commissioner of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry, Marion Buller, assured families and survivors that the hearing in Whitehorse will proceed as planned.
Officials from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry commission say they were advised that the summer months would be a bad time to conduct hearings with family members. However, family members disagree with this decision.