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.
The commissioner of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has asked a team of forensic investigators to begin reviewing police activity.
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.
Staff of the National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls visited Rankin Inlet to gather information from families for the public hearing that will be held there on December 11. Staff will be available by phone after they leave the community.
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).
An open letter from family members, activists, and academics has been sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ask for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to start over with a new panel of commissioners.
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will now review police conduct. At the request of family members, a forensic team has been assembled to review files.
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.