Live: ‘I feel a lot lighter’: MMIWG inquiry heads into 2nd day in Labrador after emotional start – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201831 Views

Gordon and Silpa Obed were feeling better after sharing story of devastating losses

Mar 08, 2018

Gordon and Silpa Obed walked out of the first day of the inquiry with a traumatic weight lifted off their shoulders.

Standing outside Hotel North Two after they testified before the federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Silpa had a smile on her face.

“I feel light,” she said. “I feel a lot lighter, and uplifting, and my daughter-in-law is now smiling down at me and Gordon and her sons.”

The couple told the inquiry commissioners how their son died of tuberculosis, and their daughter-in-law was killed in a murder-suicide.

The inquiry continues today at 8:30 a.m., with four more public hearings on the scheduled — which means four more chances for families like the Obeds to share their stories.

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