AFN Bulletin – Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls – AFN Pre-Inquiry Forum in Edmonton, Alberta
AFN Bulletin – Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls –
AFN Pre-Inquiry Forum in Edmonton, Alberta
AFN Pre-Inquiry Forum – February 4, 2016: Edmonton Marriott River Cree Resort
In preparation for the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), together with the AFN national Women’s Council, is hosting a one day forum bringing together First Nation citizens, one expert/representative from each region and additional experts and guest speakers.
The Pre-Inquiry Forum is open to the public and will help inform AFN’s submission to the Government of Canada’s Pre-National Inquiry process and will include discussion on the nine questions being presented in the federal engagement process. The Forum will provide context on previous inquires and ask delegates for input that will form the basis of a report to the federal ministers responsible for leading the design and implementation of the national inquiry.
Registration is now open via www.afn.ca.
Out of respect for subject matter and delegates, the event is closed to media. The AFN will facilitate any media requests about the event and outcomes.
Government of Canada Pre-Inquiry Engagement Process
The Government of Canada continues its meetings across the country with survivors, family members and loved ones of victims, as well as national Aboriginal, provincial, territorial representatives and front-line organizations to seek their views on the design and scope of the inquiry.
Remaining meetings include:
- Toronto, Ontario: February 5, 2016
- Winnipeg, Manitoba: February 8, 2016
- Regina, Saskatchewan: February 9, 2016
- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: February 10, 2016
- Edmonton, Alberta: February 11, 2016
- Calgary, Alberta: February 12, 2016
- Ottawa, Ontario: February 15, 2016
For more information on the Government of Canada’s pre-Inquiry process please call toll-free at 1-877-535-7309 or email [email protected].