Northern Saskatchewan MP Georgina Jolibois is demanding the federal government and the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls follow through on promised community hearings.
Jolibois says her office was working with the inquiry on helping to set up further community hearings. She says in the beginning, the inquiry was open and willing, but now has changed its position, leaving families with no answers.
Jolibois says hearings in La Loche, La Ronge and Meadow Lake were promised, but that was never followed through. Saskatoon hosted a hearing in November, but Jolibois states that some families could not afford to attend.
She wants the government and the inquiry to proceed with the additional promised hearings. The hearings formally wrapped up earlier this month in Vancouver.
The MMIW inquiry has requested a two-year extension, yet Ottawa is still considering it.
A request to interview the federal department of Crown-Indigenous Relations was deferred to the Inquiry.
(PHOTO: Georgina Jolibois. Photo courtesy of Georgina Jolibois, Facebook.)