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National MMIWG inquiry asks for two-year extension – Nunatsiaq.com
by ahnationtalk onMarch 8, 2018160 Views
March 08, 2018
“We want Canada to understand the breadth and depth of this national tragedy”
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has made a formal request to Ottawa to extend its mandate until the end of 2020.
The federal commission looking at the root causes of violence against First Nations, Métis and Inuit women and girls is already three-quarters into its current two-year mandate, though commissioners only just began hosting community hearings last fall.
“All commissioners are in strong agreement that a two-year extension is required to fulfil our mandate,” said Chief Commissioner Marion Buller at a news conference on Tuesday, March 6.
“We want Canada to understand the breadth and depth of this national tragedy.”