(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, BC – February 1, 2018) – BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee will attend and welcome the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls to the Civic Centre in Prince George next week at the latest stop on its tour of community hearings. The National Inquiry is mandated to examine and report on the systemic causes of violence against Indigenous Women and Girls. Regional Chief Teegee stated, “While the Inquiry has faced significant challenges, it will be an honour to be part of this important work. People live with this grief and trauma every day, and this is a chance to come together and support each other so that our truths can be known.”
Family members and survivors who want to participate and share their truth are welcome to contact Penny Kerrigan at 778-238-6876 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that walk-in statement gathering will also be available.
While the public and media are welcome to attend the opening and closing ceremonies, please be advised that statement gatherings are private.
Prince George Conference and Civic Centre
808 Canada Games Way
Prince George, B.C.
Note: the next BC community hearings will be held in Vancouver from April 4-8th, 2018. Further details, including the venue location, will be released shortly.
For further information, contact:
Regional Chief Terry Teegee
BC Assembly of First Nations