National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
In response to calls for action from Indigenous families, communities and organizations, as well as non-governmental and international organizations, the Government of Canada launched an entirely independent National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (“MMIWG”) in September 2016. The Commissioners’ mandate is to examine and report on the systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQ individuals in Canada by looking at patterns and underlying factors, as per the MMIWG website.
This week, the Inquiry will be sitting in Quebec City and will hear evidence from various experts and knowledge keepers. Falconers LLP serves as legal counsel for Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Grand Council Treaty #3, lawyer Krystyn Ordyniec, and law student Amanda Byrd are in attendance.
To watch the live-stream of the National Inquiry click here.