AFN chiefs call for changes to national MMIW inquiry
REGINA — Assembly of First Nations chiefs have rejected a call for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to replace the commissioners on the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. However, the chiefs, who were gathered for a meeting in Regina on Thursday, did pass a resolution calling for changes to the inquiry, asking the federal government to reset and alter its mandate and process.
That pleased Carson Poitras, whose stepdaughter Happy Charles has been missing in Saskatchewan since early April. Poitras wanted the commissioners to stay on. “If we do a hard reset of the inquiry ... we may or may not even get the inquiry again because it’ll take a couple of years for that to happen. We don’t need that,” said Poitras.