Families of missing, murdered Indigenous women split over how inquiry should proceed – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2017316 Views

Some families say inquiry cannot fulfill mandate in current form, others call for patience, support

Jul 14, 2017

A coalition of families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls have pulled their support for the national inquiry and are calling for a complete overhaul, but that sentiment is not shared by all relatives of those who were killed or disappeared.

The inquiry is tasked with examining the systemic causes of violence directed against Indigenous women and girls across Canada and to find a way to memorialize the missing and murdered victims, estimated to be in the thousands.

“All the direction should be coming from families first,” said Maggie Cywink, who is from Whitefish River First Nation, just over 100 kilometres southwest of Sudbury, Ont., and one of the voices calling for a reset. “They should be putting families ahead of anyone and anything else.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/mmiw-inquiry-families-react-1.4200841

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