Wood smoke and songs kick off MMIWG Inquiry in Winnipeg

Elders blessed the sacred fire and put down their bundles to open the week of hearings for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Winnipeg Monday.

Online Journalist / Winnipeg

Award-winning reporter Kathleen Martens covers western and northern Canada for aptnnews.ca. A veteran of the Brandon Sun, Sun Media and APTN Investigates, she is based in APTN’s head office, specializing in stories about property, women’s rights and community.