News Releases

December 2018  

Update from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

May 16, 2017

The National Inquiry has been meeting with families, survivors, advocates and organizations on regional and issue specific matters, and we carefully listened to their valuable advice. We are grateful for the comments we have received. The honesty and directness of the advice is greatly respected.  The gravity of the mandate of the National Inquiry is […]

 

Notice and Application for Standing

March 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2017 (TORONTO, Ont.) – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is now accepting applications for standing from interested parties. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca , under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There is also an opportunity for those parties […]

Commissioners Define “Family” at Advisory Meeting

March 9, 2017

For Immediate Release March 9, 2017 (VANCOUVER, B.C.) – Four Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls met this week with dozens of regional organizations and groups that have been advocating for decades to end violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQ. Nearly 50 members of the Coalition on […]

Commissioners hold Advisory Meeting in Vancouver

March 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 6, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) – Over the next two days, Commissioners and staff of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will meet with local organizations, including members of the Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The meeting is in response to a letter […]

 

Update on Family Advisory Circle Meeting

February 23, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Ont. – Several Indigenous families who have lost loved ones met this week with the five Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to give input on how the Inquiry can best meet the needs of survivors and communities. This was the first of many family […]

Commissioners Meet with Family Advisory Circle

February 20, 2017

For Immediate Release   February 20, 2017 (Toronto) – The first of several advisory meetings among Indigenous families who have lost loves ones, women and girls who have experienced violence, including sexual violence, and Commissioners of the National Inquiry is taking place this Tuesday and Wednesday. Holding such family advisory meetings is a recommendation that came […]

List of Organizations Present at Ottawa Meeting

February 8, 2017

MEETINGS IN OTTAWA ORGANIZATION CONTACT INFO REPRESENTATIVE Wed., Feb. 8, from 8 :30 a.m. to noon     Assemblée des premières nations Assembly of First Nations   -Deputy Grand Chief Denise Stonefish -Regional Chief Kevin Hart CONFIRMED Congrès des peuples autochtones Congress of Aboriginal Peoples   -National Chief Robert Bertrand -Virginia Gluska, Project Manager, Walking in […]

 

Notes from Meeting with National Indigenous Organizations, Ottawa

January 26, 2017

Name of Event/Meeting: Meeting with Commissioners and local Indigenous Groups Location of Event/Meeting: British Columbia Room – John G. Diefenbaker Building, 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa Date of Event/Meeting: Thursday, January 26, 2017 PURPOSE OF EVENT/MEETING To present the design of our hearings for families and people who have lost loved ones, and obtain advice from our guests.   […]

The National Inquiry held a Regional Advisory Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario

January 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OTTAWA (26/01/17) – The National Inquiry held a regional advisory meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, on January 26th, 2017. The Commissioners met with Ottawa-based Indigenous frontline groups. A key purpose of this meeting was to learn about protocols, the Indigenous languages that may be appropriate, and their views on what a trauma-informed […]

The National Inquiry holds Regional Advisory Meetings in Wendake, Quebec

January 19, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   WENDAKE (19/01/17) – The National Inquiry held regional advisory meetings in Wendake, Quebec the week of January 16th, 2017. The Commissioners consulted with Elders, Indigenous organizations and others. A key purpose of these meetings was to consult with groups of regional experts to assist in further planning the National Inquiry’s testimony-gathering […]

Susan Vella named as the Lead Commission Counsel

January 18, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     VANCOUVER (18/1/17) – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman and Girls is pleased to announce that Susan Vella will be the Lead Commission Counsel and will build the National Inquiry’s trauma-informed legal team. She is a pioneer in advancing claims on behalf of survivors of sexual and institutionalized […]