The announcement that the National Inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls will soon stop in Smithers.
Though the MMIW inquiry is scheduled to hold hearings on the week of September 25th they will be in Smithers the week of July 17th to prepare for the hearings.
Inquiry teams of health, legal, communications and logistics staffers will visit each community several weeks ahead of hearing to discuss local issues regarding violence against indigenous women and girls.
MP Nathan Cullen said today it’s good news for families along the Highway of Tears who have lost loved ones to violence.
Cullen talks about the importance of changing the circumstances to make women feel safer.
Cullen hopes that the announcement last Thursday will open a door to a more productive and collaborative process.