MMIW inquiry begins in Whitehorse with first hearing scheduled for May

APTN National News
The national inquiry into the disproportionately high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has announced its first public hearings will be held in Whitehorse on May, 29.

The announcement comes seven months after the inquiry was first unveiled by the Justin Trudeau Liberal government.

The commission confirmed there will be 32 hearings across the country in total, but no other locations or dates have been released.

The inquiry has also yet to confirm a location and time for the hearing in the Yukon city.

The inquiry has been holding sessions with families in cities across the country to get their thoughts on how the inquiry should conduct its two year journey investigating the root causes of the disproportionate number of Indigenous women who fall victim to violence.

New dates for these sessions were also announced Tuesday.

They include:
Whitehorse: April 11, 12 and 13
Edmonton and Thunder Bay: April 18, 19 and 20
Halifax and Winnipeg: May 1, 2 and 3
Northern British Columbia and Saskatoon: May 16, 17 and 18

In addition, there will be a family advisory circle for Quebec in Montreal on May 9 and 10.

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