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Surprise greets National Inquiry’s hearings in Manitoba


Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais
APTN National News

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is in Manitoba this week.

A team of people is conducting a community visit.

The team is meeting with families prior to the public hearings that are scheduled in October.

But some say the meetings haven’t been promoted enough.

“There’s a lot of confusion,” said investigator Lillian Cook. “The families are unaware about the inquiry. They’re unaware specifically about what’s happening today – I had no idea what was expected.”


For months, the four remaining commissioners leading the inquiry have been under pressure to resign from some families who feel the proceedings are headed in the wrong direction. have been under fire for months

The commission has been mired by high profile resignations including commissioner Marilyn Poitras.

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2 Responses to “Surprise greets National Inquiry’s hearings in Manitoba”

    Roedy Green July 27, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    Listening to the families is what the families want, but it is counter productive in preventing future murders. There is nothing new to be learned in hearing the emotional pain of the families or stories of the virtue of the victims or musical ceremonies and rituals.
    We need to hear only from people with concrete plans to stop the murders.

      Michael Melanson July 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

      Exactly. The focus on the families is a distraction and will bog the inquiry down in tone at the expense of substance.