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Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry has just 90 victims’ names in its database – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017156 Views

Mar. 20, 2017

The inquiry that is looking into Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women says privacy and process issues have left it with the names of fewer than 100 victims’ families in its database just two months before commissioners will start hearing from those who have lost loved ones.

A 2014 report by the RCMP said the force had identified nearly 1,200 Indigenous women and girls who disappeared or were slain in recent decades, and some critics suggest the Mounties’ list is far from complete.

Meanwhile, family members of victims have started to express concern that they have heard nothing so far from the inquiry and fear they will not get a chance to give their testimony when commissioners start taking evidence in May.

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