BC’s Aboriginal Relations Minister says the province remains committed to supporting calls for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
But John Rustad says it’s important not to lose sight of finding ways to prevent further incidents of missing and murdered indigenous women.
Rustad says the minister’s advisory committee on aboriginal women continues to work at developing supports to help address the violence and risks that many aboriginal women currently face.
The Minister is part of a BC delegation attending a national roundtable on missing and murdered women in Ottawa Friday.
Rustad is joined by three affected family members at the roundtable, including lorelei williams whose aunt has been missing since 1977 and whose cousin’s DNA was discovered on Robert Pickton’s farm.