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Community hearings on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are scheduled for Membertou, Nova Scotia this week.

Commissioners from the inquiry will hear from family members and survivors beginning Monday through Wednesday.

The community hearings are open to the public and taking place at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, while the sacred fire will be kept burning at Heritage Park.


Membertou Community Hearings Schedule (All times shown in ADT)

Monday, October 30thTuesday, October 31stWednesday, November 1st

9:00 am – Community

10:30 am – Break

10:45 am – Community Hearings

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – Community Hearings

3:30 pm – Break

3:45 pm – Community Hearings

5:00 pm – Hearing Adjourned

9:00 am – Community Hearings

10:30 am – Break

10:45 am – Community Hearings

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – Press Conference

2:15 pm – Community

3:30 pm – Break

3:45 pm – Community Hearings

5:00 pm – Hearing Adjourned

9:00 am – Community Hearings

10:30 am – Break

10:45 am – Community Hearings

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – Community Hearings

3:30 pm – Break

3:45 pm – Community Hearings

5:00 pm – Closing Ceremony


PREHEARINGS


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When Loretta Saunders was murdered in 2014, it shocked people in Nova Scotia and Labrador, where Saunders was from.

On Monday her family testified at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.


A lot of men have testified at the hearings to date.

Monday morning in Membertou, Clayton Saunders, the father of Loretta Saunders, spoke of his daughter’s killers, and what he thinks should happen with them.


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Tuesday the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard testimony about Victoria Paul.

Her death has been blamed on police negligence.


The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard from Natalie Gloade and Becky Michelin.

Gloade spoke of her mother, residential schools activist Nora Bernard, who was killed by her grandson.

Michelin shared details of her mother’s death at the hands of her father.

Here is some of their testimony.


The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is in its second day of hearings in Membertou, Nova Scotia.

Earlier this afternoon, Commissioner’s Audette and Robinson held a press conference.

APTN’s Tom Fennario gives us a look at what they had to say.


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On the final day of hearings in Membertou, the commission heard about a woman who went missing in 1993.

The family of Virginia Pictou testified Wednesday.