Families of MMIW begin meeting in Ottawa to address crisis

first_imgAPTN National NewsFamily members of missing and murdered Indigenous women have begun meeting in Ottawa in what will be the first of three roundtables over two days to address the country-wide crisis.Just after an opening prayer by Algonquin, Inuit and Metis elders at 9 a.m, family will gather in sharing circles at the Delta hotel in downtown Ottawa.The day-long event is happening behind closed doors and away from media.In the afternoon, the delegates from across Canada will address a framework for action on the crisis, followed by picking ceremonial witnesses to the MMIW national roundtable Friday with federal ministers, chiefs and other delegates.There is a second roundtable happening at Carleton University Friday that is open to the public.More to come.last_img