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 sent in December to the National Inquiry by the Coalition. While some family members, who are representatives of the Coalition, are expected to attend the two-day event, this is not a family advisory circle.
The Commission understands that some families are frustrated with our process but as we continue to gather names and contact information for families across the country, we will reach out.
About 50 people are expected to attend the gathering in Vancouver to offer guidance on how the hearings can be carried out in a way that respects the regionally specific needs of families, communities, women, girls and 2SLGBTQ survivors of violence.
The Commissioners are committed to involving individuals and groups that have long advocated for solutions to end violence against Indigenous 2SLBTQ, women and girls.
For more information, contact:
Waneek Horn-Miller, Director of Community Relations (514)240-0368