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The National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is in Edmonton November 7th to the 9th.

This is the fifth location for community hearings after stops in Membertou, Nova Scotia, Winnipeg, Smithers, B.C., and Whitehorse.

Nine hearings were scheduled for 2017 but Yellowknife was postponed until 2018.

Chief Commissioner Marion Buller has promised more hearings for 2018 in smaller and remote communities.

Testimony is heard from survivors and families in a combination of public and private hearings.

The Inquiry is tasked with examining the systemic causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada and finding a way to memorialize the missing and murdered victims.

Testimony began November 7th from family members who have suffered a lost loved one.

November 8th is the second day of testimony in Edmonton for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

The first speaker Wednesday was Virginia Littlewolfe-Hunter. She told the inquiry about a night, fifty years ago.

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls held its third and final day of hearings in Edmonton before it moves onto Saskatoon.

The family of Freda Whiteman told her story. She has been missing since 2006.

Nancy Chalifoux gave her testimony on day 2 of the National Inquiry hearings in Edmonton.

She describes the day when her family went to the site where the body of her 72 year old mother, Angelina Willier was found.

A look at testimony from the third day of hearings in Edmonton.