Goal of MMIW inquiry is achieving societal change: Michele Audette

Commissioners need to to provide strong recommendations says Audette.

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Michele Audette is no stranger to the missing and murdered Indigenous women cause.

The former president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada has spent years on the frontlines fighting to bring an end to the crisis.

It was no surprise when she was picked as one of the national inquiry’s five commissioners that officially launched Thursday.

Audette said she hopes the inquiry achieves societal change.

“Yes, why not?” she said in an interview with APTN’s Tom Fennario Thursday.

Audette said it’s up to commissioners to provide strong recommendations to achieve that.


Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.