The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls says she hopes participants in the inquiry understand that their stories are important and helpful.
And Marion Buller says she hopes everyone leaves three days of hearings in Whitehorse with a sense of closure as they mourn loved ones, many of whom were killed or disappeared decades ago.
The first day of community hearings was held yesterday and several participants testified they felt little justice in the handling of the deaths or disappearances of their friends or family members.
The Whitehorse hearings conclude tomorrow but further hearings are expected in other parts of the country this fall.
(With files from The Canadian Press)