The commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are looking for Indigenous women, girls and members of the LGBTQ2S community who are survivors of violence as well as those who’ve lost loved ones to violence to share their stories.
Participating in a hearing and sharing the story of a terrible experience in your life likely isn’t an easy thing to do. But the commissioners say it’s important—and it is, to help the commission make informed recommendations when the inquiry comes to an end. They also say hearings will not be conducted like a courtroom, that survivors and families will not be interrogated and that efforts will be made so that everyone feels comfortable.
Watch the video above for more information. If you’d like to share your story with the commission, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-844-348-4119.
Regional meetings (where family members and survivors can make specific requests for how hearings in their communities are conducted) for the National Inquiry will be taking place on:
April 11, 12, 13 in Whitehorse
April 19, 20 and 21 in Edmonton and Thunder Bay
May 1, 2, 3 in Halifax and Winnipeg
May 16, 17, 18 in Saskatoon and Northern British Columbia
Hearings begin in Whitehorse on May 29.
For more information, visit www.mmiwg-ffada.ca.