MMIWG Hearings for Yellowknife and Rankin Inlet Set

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MMIWG Commissioner Audet addresses the media
MMIWG Commissioner Audette addresses the media

MMIWG Inquiry
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Chief Commissioner Marion Buller listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

RANKIN INLET – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have confirmed dates for the following Public Community Hearings to begin the 2018 year:

Yellowknife, NT Public Community HearingJanuary 23 to 25, 2018
Rankin Inlet, NU Public Community HearingFebruary 20 to 22, 2018

The public community hearings may also include sharing circle testimonies and artistic expression panels; there will be statement gatherers on site for those who decide to register during the hearing. Scheduling runs from 9 am through 5 pm in the location’s time zone. Full details of each hearing will be provided to the public in early January 2018.

Our toll-free support line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Families, survivors, and community members needing to connect are encouraged to reach out and call 1-844-413-6649.

A reminder for those who can’t attend, links to the live stream of the Community Hearings will be posted to our website and Facebook page:
Website: http://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MMIWG/

The work of the MMIWG Commission has faced concerns raised by several groups, including the Assembly of First Nations who called on Head Commissioner Buller to resign.

However, Commissioner Audette when in Thunder Bay for recent hearings in early December expressed the care and concern that she has, and also expressed how speaking out has in some cases led to issues for the commission.