VANCOUVER, Nov. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls will hold Community Hearings at the Maliotenam Community Centre, located at 5 Pien Street in Maliotenam, QC from November 27 to December 1, 2017.
Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioners Michèle Audette, Brian Eyolfson, and Qajaq Robinson will hear from approximately 60 witnesses through public and private hearings, sharing circle testimonies and artistic expression panels. There will also be statement gatherers on-site that can accommodate up to another 35 walk-ins who may wish to register. Scheduling runs from 9 am through 5 pm ET daily.
Media are invited to the public hearings. All media that want to participate must RSVP through our email account: [email protected]. You can download the accreditation form on our website: http://mmiwg-ffada.ca/en/media-room/media-accreditation/.
A mandatory technical briefing will take place on Sunday, November 26 @ 3:00 PM for media that would like to report on-site during the five day event
Maliotenam Community Centre
5 Pien Street, Maliotenam, QC
The five day schedule is full in Maliotenam so there WILL NOT be a press conference during the week. However, there will be opportunity throughout the week for journalists to speak with Commissioners, including:
- in the morning before hearings start
- during lunch break
- or after the close of each day
You will need to provide detail requests in advance with our Communications team on site: Shaylen Smith and Nadine Gros-Louis. If the questions are more technical and process focused, we may direct your requests to staff that are designated as subject matter experts.
A reminder for those who can't attend, the Maliotenam Community Hearings will be live streamed on our website and Facebook page:
The entire process will be guided by various cultural, religious and spiritual beliefs of the Innu People of the Nitassinan territory. There will be a Sacred Fire at the Community Centre that will be kept burning through the entire event. All Ceremonies are open to the public but out of respect for local protocols no photos or video will be tolerated.
SOURCE Commission of Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls