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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has just 122 names registered – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201713 Views

Putting onus on families to register is ‘problematic,’ says advocate

Mar 21, 2017

Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are concerned about how the commission overseeing a long-awaited national inquiry is collecting names for its database.

To date, there are just 122 family members’ names in the commission’s database, despite other databases in Canada pegging the number at well over 1,000.

After the pre-inquiry process, led by Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the department did not share family contact names with the commission owing to privacy rules.

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