Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Outreach Tour in Advance of Murdered, Missing Women Inquiry Stops in Winnipeg

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Outreach Tour in Advance of Murdered, Missing Women Inquiry Stops in Winnipeg

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Pre-inquiry MMIW outreach tour hits Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG - The families of missing and murdered indigenous women have met face-to-face with members of the national inquiry team in Winnipeg.

On Thursday, a group of about 25 people, made up of families who have lost loved ones, as well as members of support organizations, were able to ask questions directly to inquiry representatives.

The meeting was the last stop on the MMIW Outreach Tour organized by Kevin Hart, the regional chief of Assembly of First Nations Manitoba.

The long-awaited inquiry will hold its first hearing with families on May 29 in Whitehorse.

The Liberal government has earmarked $53.8 million for the study over two years.

Hart said the pre-inquiry outreach is important in order to get all the necessary information to the families that will take part. …

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