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Hearings took place in Yellowknife, NWT., for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women from January 23 to 25 2018.

Some of the testimonies were open to the public and are available to watch here.

The inquiry is criss-crossing Canada to hear from victims of crime for ways governments, institutions and police agencies can change the causes of violence. 



Yellowknife Community Hearings Schedule

Tuesday, January 23thWednesday, January 24thThursday, January 25th

9:00 am – Opening Remarks

10:00 am – Community Hearings

1:00 pm – Community Hearings

3:00 pm – Break

3:15 pm – Community Hearings

5:00 pm – Hearing Adjourned

8:30 am – Announcements

9:00 am – Community Hearings

11:00 am – Break

11:15 am – Community Hearings

12:45 pm – Lunch

1:45 pm – Community Hearings

3:15 pm – Break

3:30 pm – Community Hearings

5:00 pm – Hearing Adjourned

8:30 am – Announcements

9:00 am – Community Hearings

10:45 am – Break

11:00 am – Community Hearings

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – Community Hearings

4:00 pm – Closing Ceremony



Multiple groups have been critical on the capabilities of MMIWG inquiry commissioners.

Hearings are in Yellowknife this week, and families in the NWT say they hope the focus can shift back to those testifying.



The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is in the Northwest Territories today.

And because people who want to testify can register on the same day, the number of families and survivors who will take part is growing.



The Northwest Territories are known for stunning natural beauty that seems to hide an ugly secret – domestic violence.

At least that’s the deadly theme emerging in Yellowknife during the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Jayda Andre testified Wednesday at the public hearings about the death of her 22-year-old sister, Joni Andre, in 2004. Joni’s husband, Stanley Itse, was found guilty of manslaughter.



The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls wrapped up hearings in Yellowknife Thursday.

Families spoke towards issues surrounding the way missing loved ones are handled.