Carolyn Bennett confirms meeting with families of missing, murdered indigenous women – CBC

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Carolyn Bennett confirms meeting with families of missing, murdered indigenous women – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2015303 Views

Dec 10, 2015

‘This government gets it,’ AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde says of renewed relationship with Ottawa

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett reiterated her government’s commitment to renewing Canada’s relationship with its indigenous people during a speech to First Nations on Thursday.

“This government shares your passion and commitment to a renewed relationship. We all together have both an exhilarating and daunting job ahead,” Bennett said in closing remarks to a group of chiefs and First Nations delegates after three days of meetings organized by the Assembly of First Nations in Gatineau, Que.

Bennett confirmed she will be meeting with the families of missing and murdered indigenous women in Ottawa on Friday “as a first step” toward the launch of a national inquiry in 2016.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/missing-murdered-indigenous-women-meeting-1.3359158

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