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National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Visit the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls website:

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.

On August 3, 2016, the government announced the five commissioners who will lead the Inquiry as well as the Terms of Reference  (PDF Format) for the National Inquiry.

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


Community Visits and Community Hearings

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For more information please contact:

Catherine Cheechoo
Director of Women and Youth Advocacy
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
(807) 625-4953