Visit the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls website: www.mmiwg-ffada.ca
On December 8, 2015, the Government of Canada announced the launch of an independent National Inquiry to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, including two-spirited, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer.
Between December 2015 and February 2016, the government held meetings across Canada with survivors, family members and loved ones, as well as National Indigenous Organizations, provincial/territorial representatives, front-line organizations and others to seek their views and input on the design and scope of the Inquiry. This pre-inquiry design process was led by three federal ministers: the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett; the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould; and the Minister of Status of Women, Patty Hajdu.
In May 2016, a final report was published summarizing all the feedback provided during the pre-inquiry design process.
The Commissioners officially began the National Inquiry on September 1, 2016. They are expected to submit an interim report in the fall of 2017 and a final report by the end of 2018.
National Inquiry Process Chart
- Click for document to explain the differences between the Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) and the National Inquiry Process
Community Visits and Community Hearings
Please see attached for more information:
- National Inquiry - How to Participate
- Family Information Liaison Unit - Information on Supports for Families
- National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
For more information please contact:
Director of Women and Youth Advocacy
Nishnawbe Aski Nation