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Yukon families asking if southern families are giving national #MMIW inquiry a chance



Shirley McLean
APTN National News

Some Yukon families of the murdered and missing are asking the southern groups to give the national inquiry a chance.

This comes after a rocky week for the embattled national inquiry that was announced in Sept. 2016 and to date has only held one public hearing.

On Monday, Commissioner Marilyn Poitras announced her resignation effective July 15.

What followed was a flurry of letters and calls for the remaining commissioners to resign and for the government to reset the inquiry.

But the Yukon families who have testified want to be shown some respect for the hardships they’ve endured by telling their truths.

“The south just has to stop and think about what they’re demanding,” said Shaun Ladue. “They’re demanding the 100 or odd people I think it was 40 families that got up and spoke at the hearing was all for not that we didn’t’ achieve anything and it did it achieved a lot and I think people in the south are not respecting us they’re not listening to us.”

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3 Responses to “Yukon families asking if southern families are giving national #MMIW inquiry a chance”

  1. dsryk@yahoo.c'
    Sharleen July 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    Respect the Yukon Families that have already testified! Do not let the pain & struggles they went through to share their stories be thrown in the garbage. Which is what it will mean to them if their testimonies are disregarded at this point.

  2. dubhec@yahoo.ca'
    D. Coates July 16, 2017 at 2:39 am #

    These families are correct.

  3. delilah.saunders@hotmail.com'
    Delilah Saunders July 16, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

    Thank you, Shaun. Thank you for sharing your truth and.sharing this. This means a lot to me and my family.