Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett has rejected another extension for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) inquiry.
National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will conclude its evidence gathering activities this week in Ottawa. A full schedule of hearings is available on CBC News, as well as a link to watch the hearings live.
National inquiry into missing and murdered women and girls commissioner Qajaq Robinson gave powerful closing remarks at the Iqaluit hearing challenging non-Indigenous people to make room for Indigenous voices.
Commissioners of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls spoke with stakeholders and experts Iqaluit. On the first day of the hearings, commissioners focused on the Inuit experience.
Thousand of Indigenous women go missing or are murdered each year, but few statistics are available about the actual numbers.
Melodie Casella, the manager of health at the commission for the National Inquiry into Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, has resigned over the limited extension the inquiry received to finish its reports. The inquiry commission was seeking an additional two years.
Breen Ouellette, a Métis lawyer working for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Vancouver, has announced his resignation.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Inquiry Commissioner Michele Audette has issued an official statement.
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould represented Canada in the UN's third Universal Periodic Review of human rights. Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council advised Canada to do more to improve the treatment of Indignous women and girls, including providing su
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.