First Nations Leaders Champion “Our Own Inquiry” for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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Sharon Johnson and Thunder Bay Aboriginal Liaison Ann Magiskan remembering the murdered and missing Anishinabe women Sharon Johnson and Thunder Bay Aboriginal Liaison Ann Magiskan remembering the murdered and missing Anishinabe women

by NNL Staff in Anishinabek

THUNDER BAY, ON – Political leaders from First Nations across Ontario have joined together to begin their own inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women at a three-day gathering in Thunder Bay this week.

The gathering will bring together 15 First Nations families who have experienced a loss with leaders from First Nations communities and political organizations. Families will have the opportunity to provide advice and feedback on the direction of a First-Nations led inquiry and that feedback will flow up into a national roundtable scheduled for later this month.

“The federal government refuses to acknowledge the need for a national inquiry and we will not sit and wait any more,” said Deputy Grand Chief Denise Stonefish of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians who is also the…

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