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Indigenous leaders, families laud launch of national inquiry


After decades of advocacy, victims’ families and indigenous leaders are rejoicing at the launch of the first phase of a national inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women – a probe the Liberal government promises will be shaped by input from those who have been most affected by the tragedies.

Clutching eagle feathers on Parliament Hill Tuesday, three federal ministers outlined the two-month consultation process that will help determine the scope and duration of the inquiry, as well as who will lead it. The consultations will begin later this week, when the ministers of justice, indigenous affairs and status of women hold closed-door meetings with victims’ families from the Ottawa area.


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