The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is in Prince George this week, but its commissioners are not.
The commission is holding a statement gathering from families and survivors rather than a full community hearings.
Mary Teegee, Executive Director with Carrier Sekani Family Services, says she would have prefered a full-fledged hearing for Prince George, but she says what truly matters is what becomes of the information gathered in the process.
Statement gatherers will be in Prince George from Monday to Wednesday at the Prince George Civic Centre.
While the opening and closing ceremonies are open to the public and media, the statements will be gathered privately.