As ministers travel to cities and towns across the country, a few national organizations are asking the federal government to make some commitments around the upcoming inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Native Women’s Association of Canada, FAFIA: Feminist Alliance for International Action, Amnesty International Canada, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives and LEAF: Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund sent an open letter to the federal government last week.
In the letter, they ask the government to make sure a national MMIW inquiry:
The letter also recommends providing a safe and supportive space for women and families to tell their stories and directly engaging the provinces and territories in the inquiry, among other things.
Read the full letter here.
To find out more information about the federal government’s preparations for a national inquiry, visit www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca.