February 10, 2016 12:16 pm

Pre-inquiry on missing, murdered Indigenous women to be held in Edmonton

The red dress display at the CMHR in honour of MMIW.

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EDMONTON – Meetings will be held in Edmonton on Thursday to help the federal government shape a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The pre-inquiry, which is not open to the public, will involve survivors, family members, victim’s loved ones as well as members of Indigenous organizations and communities and representatives.

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The meetings will be led by Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu.

The stop in the Capital Region is among the last of the pre-inquiry consultations being held across the country. Other consultations have taken place in Halifax, Montreal and Winnipeg.

The national inquiry will be designed after the consultations are completed. Details of the inquiry including its mandate, terms of reference, format and timeline will then be released.

 

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