OTTAWA, Oct. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls issued the following statement to mark vigils held today across Canada:
"The origin of the October 4th vigils was to pay homage to all families who have lost loved ones and to thank them for having kept up their strength to ensure this country examines the issue of Stolen Sisters. The Commissioners acknowledge the significance of today's national events. We want to send our respect to the families and survivors. It is the lives of all these women and girls that inform our work.
"The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls began work on September 1. The five Commissioners are hiring staff, establishing offices, and determining how to fulfill our mandate. Today we honour the work that has been done by all families, organizations and communities."
SOURCE Commission of Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls
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