saying in eight months they’ve hired staff, opened offices, held their first hearing and put life to the terms of reference. Native Women’s Association of Canada president Viviane Michel, recently expressed concern about the five resignations within the inquiry. “Is the team healthy?” she asked, adding that ‘structural problems’ were preventing a transparent view of where the inquiry was headed.
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The schedule for the fall hearings is as follows:
- Week of Sept. 10 — Thunder Bay, Ont.
- Week of Sept. 25 — Smithers, B.C.
- Week of Oct. 16 — Winnipeg, Man.
- Week of Oct. 23 — Saskatoon, Sask.
- Week of Oct. 30 — Halifax, N.S.
- Week of Nov. 6 — Edmonton, Alta.
- Week of Nov. 13 — Yellowknife, N.W.T.
- Week of Nov. 27 — Maliotenam, Que.
- Week of Dec. 4 — Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
For a decade, E-PANA has been investigating the cold case deaths and disappearances of 18 young women along a 720-kilometre stretch of Northern B.C. dubbed the Highway of Tears. “Pana” is an Inuit word for the god who cared for souls in the underworld.
At the height of E-PANA’s work, 70 people worked the investigation. Now, just eight investigators are left.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/rcmp-say-mmiw-highway-of-tears-missing-and-murdered-women-cases-may-never-be-solved-1.3805609 RCMP Staff Sgt. Wayne Clary of the E-PANA unit told CBC host Anna Maria Tremonti during a town hall meeting on missing and murdered women packed with several hundred people in Prince George Thursday night.
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