The fallout from another resignation at the missing and murdered Indigenous women’s inquiry continued Friday.
“We’re not quite two weeks into the New Year and to hear about this resignation, the (executive director) has only been there for less than three months,” said Francyne Joe, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.
Debbie Reid resigned for personal reasons.
She courted controversy during her short time with one former employee blaming her for creating a toxic work environment.
For Joe, it doesn’t matter why she left, only that the inquiry gets strong leadership.
“What we would like to see is a strong leader come in, preferably an Indigenous woman because we have many experienced women across this country who could do the job,” she said.
“We need someone to take ownership of this national inquiry.”