The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) is holding its community hearing in Rankin Inlet this week from Feb. 20-22 at the Siniktarvik Hotel from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The MMIWG’s mandate is to examine and report on the systemic causes of all forms of violence against indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ2S people in Canada by looking at patterns and underlying factors.

The mandate also includes examining institutional practices and policies implemented in response to violence experienced by indigenous women and girls, including police investigation practices and responses, as part of this public investigation.

The commissioners will hear all stories of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, survivors of violence, and LGBTQ2S individuals who have experienced violence, including those instances where death may have been ruled accidental or a suicide, or was classified as undetermined.

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