Saskatchewan reaction to MMIW Final Report

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It's been 3 years in the making and more than 2000 interviews from across the country. A national inquiry into the disproportionate number of missing and murdered Indigenous women started in September 2016. Today the results of the federal governments $92 million dollar inquiry were released. The inquiry heard from families and Indigenous organizations across the country and the final report titled "Reclaiming Power and Place" offers 231 recommendations on how to move forward. Today we got analysis from Shirley Wilson, whose 18-year-old daughter Wannitta Wolfe was shot and killed in Regina in 1999, Judy Hughes who is with the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women's Circle Corporation, and Jacqueline Anaquod who is the founder of the grassroots organization Sisters in Spirit South Sask. All women testified as part of the tribunal and both Hughes and Wilson were at the closing ceremony today in Quebec.

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