Motion for resignation of MMIWG Commissioners not passed

Create: 07/28/2017 - 06:58

A late draft resolution put forth at the 2017 AFN General Assembly for the current Commissioners of the National MMIWG Inquiry to resign was not passed in a vote late Thursday evening.

The Resolution 57 #2 read:

Direct the Assembly of First Nations National Chief to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau to inform him that the current MMIWG National Inquiry Commissioners must be replaced with new Commissioners who will respect MMIWG families and survivors. Be trauma-informed and put families first.

Instead a resolution calling for major changes at the inquiry was passed.

Many felt that the issues were being politicized when instead they should all be working together to address and fix the issues regarding the National Inquiry.

The Commissioners took heat on the second day of the Assembly. They were confronted by many family members of missing and murdered women, who said the Commissioners have failed to build trust and communicate with families.

…more to follow…

Date Published: 
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 07:00