Accurate tally of deaths essential to national inquiry on missing, murdered Indigenous women, chief says
The success of the national public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women hinges on whether all of the families who have suffered tragic losses of mothers, daughters and sisters are heard, says a First Nations leader in northern Ontario.
The federal government announced details of the national inquiry on Wednesday. Five commissioners will examine the factors driving a systemic, high rate of violence against Indigenous women and girls, and the role of various institutions, including police forces, governments and coroners' offices.
The inquiry will begin Sept. 1 and run until Dec. 31, 2018, at an estimated cost of $53.8 million.