National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The Winnipeg Hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is scheduled for this October. At the political level the need for this inquiry has been greatly debated, while among Indigenous Communities there is recognition that something must be done to insure the safety of Aboriginal Women and Girls, who are 3.5 times more likely then their non-native peers to experience domestic abuse or assault.

The MMIWG Inquiry is having difficulty getting organized, communicating and meeting the needs of the families involved. Critiques like Mi’kmaq lawyer, professor, activist and politician Pam Palmater are speaking out how the MMIWG is not doing justice to the inquiry process.


Sources:

  • “A look at what needs to change: The National Inquiry into MMIWG and Thunder Bay | APTN InFocus.” YouTube, YouTube, 4 Oct. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn1st84_ZeY.
  • “National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls .” National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/en/.

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