Families of missing Indigenous children welcome call for Quebec inquiry – CBC

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Jun 05, 2019

More than 50 Innu, Anishnabe, Atikamekw children sent away for medical treatment never returned home

Pierre-Paul Niquay feels pangs of fear to this day when he thinks about his two older brothers who were sent to hospital and never came home.

“I was born right after they disappeared, and there are times I think it could have been me,” said Niquay, on his way home to Manawan, Que., after attending the closing ceremony of the inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in Gatineau earlier this week.

The inquiry issued a 175-page special supplement to its final report Monday, to give “particular attention” to the situation of Indigenous people in Quebec. Among its 21 recommendations is a call to establish a commission to find out what happened to Niquay’s brothers — and more than 50 other Indigenous children in Quebec whose whereabouts remain unknown.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/indigenous-families-react-mmiwg-quebec-recommendations-1.5163889

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