Process for MMIW National Inquiry Starts in Thunder Bay

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Walking along Simpson Street to remember the Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women
Walking along Simpson Street to remember the Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

THUNDER BAY – Starting today in Thunder Bay the federal government will start the process of putting together the pieces for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.

The meetings officially get underway with orientation sessions on January 5th 2016 in Thunder Bay and will continue on January 6th 2016 in the city.

Schedule of events: 

January 5 – Orientation Sessions, Victoria Inn

Registration: 1-3 p.m.

Session I: 2-5 p.m.

Session II: 6-9p.m.

January 6 – Meeting with Ministers, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Victoria Inn

The Government of Canada believes that an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls can only be designed after hearing from those directly affected. The government is holding meetings across Canada with survivors, family members and loved ones of victims, as well as national Aboriginal, provincial, and territorial representatives to seek their views on the design and scope of the inquiry.

The first two meetings were held in Ottawa with survivors, families and loved ones; as well as representatives of front-line service and indigenous organizations. More meeting locations and dates will be added to this list as they are confirmed.

As of January 4, 2016, here is a list of upcoming meetings:

  • Thunder Bay, Ontario: January 6, 2016
  • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories: January 8, 2016
  • Whitehorse, Yukon: January 11, 2016
  • Vancouver, British Columbia: January 13, 2016
  • Prince George, British Columbia: January 15, 2016
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia: January 20, 2016
  • Québec City, Québec : January 21, 2016
  • Montréal, Québec : January 22, 2016

More meeting locations and dates will be added to this list as they are confirmed.

If you are survivors, family members or loved ones and would like to attend one of these meetings, please e-mail us at AADNC.EFFAAD-IMMIWG.AANDC@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca
or call toll-free at 1-877-535-7309.

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