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CTV News — Families of missing, murdered women fear being left out of inquiry

 

Right now, a spokesperson for the inquiry told CTV News there are 147 families that have voiced their interest to take part, adding families do not need to register, but they do need to reach out to the inquiry in some way to make sure they are included.

Pre-inquiry meetings were held by Indigenous and Northern Affairs. It said all the information collected was transferred to the inquiry, but because many families participated anonymously, privacy rules prevented their personal information from being shared.

With the first interim report due in November, indigenous activist Leah Gazan said it should be the government reaching out to families to take part, not the other way around.

"This heavy kind of bureaucratic process that their making families go through, I think, is certainly not trauma-informed," Gazan said.

 
 

Source

Gerwing, M. (2017, March 28). Families of missing, murdered women fear being left out of inquiry. Retrieved January 13, 2019, from https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/families-of-missing-murdered-women-fear-being-left-out-of-inquiry-1.3343280

 
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