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MMIW inquiry to hold statement gathering session in Prince George

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will hold a ‘statement gathering’ event in Prince George next week.

A commissioner will not be present, but the audio and video collected will be reviewed by them. The inquiry has worked over the past weeks in collaboration with Carrier Sekani Family Services to host the statement gathering event at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre.

An opening ceremony is scheduled for February 5 at 8 a.m. B.C. Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee will do opening remarks.

Family members and survivors who want to share their truth can contact Penny Kerrigan at 778-238-6876 or by email at

Walk-in statement gathering will be available. The public are welcome to attend the opening ceremonies and closing ceremonies. However, as statement gatherings are private in nature, the public cannot attend the statement gathering sessions.

The commissioners’ 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 examining police investigation practices and responses, as part of this public investigation.

For general information please send an email to You can also call our toll free line at 1-844-348-4119.

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