Inquiry Ineffective Without Our Voice: NWAC

Thursday, August 04, 2011 at 14:15



The B.C. inquiry into missing women will be ineffective without the voices of families and those who represent the families, according to one Aboriginal women’s group.


Judy Hughes is with the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation and says by not allowing funding for family or group representation, the inquiry will have a harder time with recommendations and cannot effectively examine violence against women.


NWAC recently called for a national inquiry on missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.


The group had standing at the B.C. inquiry but were denied funding for legal representation by the B.C. government along with several other organizations.