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The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Forum
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Missing and Murdered
Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Forum
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Forum will be an opportunity for direct input and direction for the AFN formal submission to the Government of Canada’s Pre-Inquiry process and design in the upcoming Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The Forum will bring together the AFN Women’s Council, the AFN Executive, one expert/representative from each region and additional experts/speakers. The Forum will also be open to any attendees that wish to come.
The Forum will present some context on past “Inquiries” and also create a space to respond to the 9 questions as presented in the Government’s discussion guide. They are as follows:
Discussion Guide Questions:
- Who should lead the Inquiry?
- Who do you think should provide views or have an opportunity to participate in the Inquiry?
- What are the key issues that need to be addressed in the Inquiry?
- How can the process be set up so it results in providing concrete and practical recommendations for specific actions?
- How can cultural practices and ceremonies be incorporated in the design of the Inquiry?
- How is it best to involve the families, loved ones and survivors in the Inquiry?
- How should Indigenous groups (National Aboriginal Organizations, front line workers, band councils, etc.) be included in the Inquiry?
- What supports (health supports, translation, etc.) may be needed during the Inquiry for individuals who are participating?
- Is there anything else that you would like to add to help design the Inquiry?
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February 4, 2016
Edmonton Marriott River Cree Resort, Alberta
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