Quebec’s Indigenous inquiry to hear from Cree communities in coming weeks – CBC

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Viens Commission set to begin 2 weeks of hearings in Mistissini, Que. on June 11

Jun 01, 2018

The public inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people in Quebec is about to kick off two weeks of hearings in the Cree community of Mistissini, beginning June 11.

They will be the first and only full hearings held on Cree territory.

“We are very glad that Cree citizens have raised their hands to share sometimes very personal experiences,” said Christian Leblanc, prosecutor-in-chief with the Viens Commission.

The commission is named after retired Quebec Superior Court Justice Jacques Viens, who is leading the inquiry.

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