Part II and Part III: Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearings

Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearings

The Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing is designed to be trauma-informed and to ensure the National Inquiry receives the best possible information and advice from the witnesses – evidence that helps the National Inquiry understand the systemic causes of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA peoples and develop concrete recommendations that will reduce violence and increase safety.

The witnesses testifying before the Commissioners consist of a wide range of knowledge keepers, academics, leaders and institutional representatives. Only a witness qualified as an expert can provide an expert opinion. The other witnesses are either knowledge keepers, institutional representatives or witnesses recognized for their knowledge, academic study, and experiences.

Iqaluit, NU: Colonial Violence

Socio-economic, health and wellness impacts
September 10-13, 2018

Quebec, QC: Criminal Justice System

Oversight and accountability
September 17-21, 2018


Winnipeg, MB: Family and Child Welfare

Family supports and domestic violence
October 1-5, 2018

St-John’s, NL: Sexual Exploitation

Human trafficking and sexual violence
October 15-18, 2018