As a legal organization with standing in the institutional and expert hearings in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, West Coast LEAF wrote to the Inquiry’s Chief Commissioner Marion Buller to express concern about the rushed, incomplete, and procedurally flawed process for the hearings. We noted that many Indigenous organizations, vital participants in the Inquiry, are being excluded because of the unfairness of the process. We urged immediate action to ensure that the Inquiry centres the expertise of Indigenous women and meaningfully engages with the institutional and systemic factors that have resulted in so many tragic deaths and disappearances.

Read our letter here.