A new study indicates that Ottawa is ignoring a raft of recommendations about how to reduce the incidents of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
The report, commissioned by a number of groups, examined 58 previous studies on violence against Indigenous women, found that the federal government has largely ignored 700 recommendations.
The Harper government has refused to call a national public inquiry, saying the issue has been studied enough.
BC’s aboriginal relations minister will be accompanied by family members of missing and murdered aboriginal women as he attends a roundtable on the issue Friday.
John Rustad says the BC government continues to support calls for a national public inquiry.
Rustad will be joined by the chair of the Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women Chastity Davis, Minister of Metis Women, Metis Nation BC, Joint Partners’ Table Clara Morin-dal, Lorelei Williams of the First Nations Leadership Council, Ernie Crey, and, and Judy Maas.
Williams, Crey, and Maas have all lost family members.