Northern Native Women’s organization offers services outside of the MMIW inquiry

Many organizations across the country have voiced their frustration over the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. One organizations is stepping up to help families in the north.

Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs
APTN National News

Many organizations across the country have voiced their frustration over the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

The north is no exception.

In the Northwest Territories, one grassroots organization is launching resources for families looking for answers and healing.

“The coordinator of the family information liaison unit will work with families to help them get families the information about the police investigation, coroners reports and court reports,” said Marie Speakmen, liaison coordinator.  “As family information liaison I will help families access counselling services.”

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Video Journalist / Yellowknife

Charlotte joined APTN in January 2017 as a video journalist in Yellowknife, N.W.T.. Before coming to APTN she interned at CTV Lethbridge, earned her BA in feminist research from Western University and her obtained post-graduate in journalism at Humber College.

1 thought on “Northern Native Women’s organization offers services outside of the MMIW inquiry

  1. The Ministry of Justice has allocated $16M to set up Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) across Canada. Many are located within the courts with Victims Services. Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General / Indigenous Justice Division has located the FILU services within the Indigenous Health Access Centres.

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