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National Family Advisory Circle asks for patience as MMIWG inquiry pushes ahead – APTN
by ahnationtalk onJuly 14, 201765 Views
July 13, 2017
Families that make up the National Family Advisory Circle (NFAC) for the inquiry looking into murdered and missing Indigenous women are asking families and survivors for patience, and understanding as the remaining commissioners push through with the inquiry’s work.
“The NFAC stand with the Commissioners and supports the huge volume of work that they will accomplish in a short timeframe. We ask for patience as the Commissioners work with families to present their stories of their loved ones and document for the public record,” the circle said in a letter.
The letter, penned by Delilah Saunders whose sister Loretta was murdered in 2014, and Sharon Johnson, whose sister Sandra was killed in 1992, was released Thursday morning following a rocky week for the commission and the federal Liberals.
On Monday, Commissioner Marilyn Poitras sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing that she was resigning from the inquiry effective July 15 because of irreconcilable differences on how the inquiry was going about its business.