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Observers await MMIWG inquiry request for extension, some concern over lost Métis lens

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has indicated plans to request a two-year extension from the government, but still has yet to file a formal request.

Families and supporters take part in a Families of Sisters in Spirit vigil on Parliament Hill in October 2017. The national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls signalled late last year it would be requesting a two-year extension, but as of last week had yet to file its request. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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The national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls still has yet to file its anticipated request for extension, and with less than eight months to go on its current timeline, stakeholders are eager to know the path ahead. “She [chief commissioner Marion Buller] has promised some communities that they would return. … The most important [aspect] I want to see is these [new] schedules, how are they going to involve families?” said Francyne Joe, president

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