MMIWG inquiry begins 3 days of community visits in Yellowknife – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2017213 Views

Community visit starts Tuesday, held in advance of community hearing on November 13

Aug 29, 2017

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) will touch down in Yellowknife on Tuesday, when community liaisons and support workers begin three days of visiting with affected individuals and families in advance of a hearing Nov. 13.

Melissa Carlick, a community liaison who has also participated in visits in British Columbia and Yukon, says the group’s main purpose is to engage families and survivors, and share information on the registration process for the formal hearing.

“We’re going to come there and learn about your community, meet with organizations, governments, set the ground work for the hearing that’s happening this November,” she said. “It’s an opportunity for us to just answer any questions they have.”

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