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Indigenous women look to federal parties to commit to national inquiry calls in October platforms

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Mohawk activist Ellen Gabriel says the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ findings and recommendations should be an election issue this fall.

The four national inquiry commissioners (clockwise from left: chief commissioner Marion Buller, Brian Eyolfson, Qajaq Robinson, and Michèle Audette) took part in a sacred ceremony to hand over the final report. Sitting on a red star blanket, the report was touched with sacred objects, including ash, tobacco, cedar, sweetgrass, sage, and copper cups of water from each coast before being wrapped in seal skin and tied with a Métis sash. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With the release of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ final report and recommendations, Indigenous women say they’re looking to all federal parties to pick up the inquiry’s calls in their platforms for October.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert moved to Ottawa from Toronto roughly eight years ago to study a bachelor of journalism at Carleton University. She's been a reporter at The Hill Times since the end of June 2011.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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