MMIW Inquiry not contacting communities

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The missing and murdered Indigenous women’s inquiry will not be contacting communities for assistance.

Interim Communications Director Sue Montgomery tells CKLB that Indigenous families and women who have experienced violence must take it upon themselves to contact the inquiry.

Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett previously told CKLB that the national inquiry would provide some assistance.

“I think what they are going to do is make sure that with contacts on the ground, that if anybody wants to talk to the commission and give their experience that they will be flown out or be able to give their testimony in a different. The website is up now and anybody who wants to invite the commission to their community or say I would rather do this a different way, they can do that.”

To reach the inquiry call the crisis line at 1-844-413-6649.

You can also contact the inquiry through their website (http://mmiwg-ffada.ca/)

Or by fax at 604-775-5009

The mailing address for the MMIW Inquiry is:

PO Box 500, Station A

Vancouver, BC

V6C 2N3

About the Author

Brandon Maher
Brandon Maher is a feature reporter with CKLB who comes from the muggy-air filled streets of Cambridge, Ontario. A graduate of the Radio, Television and Film program at Niagara College, Brandon has also worked with Rogers TV in Kitchener and Shaw TV in Calgary. For questions, concerns and story ideas contact Brandon at 867-446-6417.

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