CWEIA supports call for inquiry into murdered and missing women
The Cree Women of Eyou Istchee Association says it supports a call for a national inquiry into the issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women across Canada. The Native Women's Association of Canada estimates that 600 aboriginal women have disappeared or been killed since 1980. The Association says aboriginal women are five times more likely to die from violence than non-aboriginal women. In April, the association called for a national inquiry. Betsy Longchap spoke with the president of the CWEIA Virginia Wabano along with Irene Bearskin House.
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