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Idle No More organizer calls for women to lead inquiry

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Alex Wilson, an Idle No More organizer as well as an associate professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and the Academic Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, recently told CBC News that not only is a national inquiry needed into the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, but that it must be led by Indigenous women. “I think Indigenous women should direct and lead and every step of the way be a part of any kind of academic research community or otherwise inquiry investigation, or commission, that examines this issue,” Wilson said. She explained that any investigation into the murders and disappearances must be focused around the inclusion of input and direction from the victims’ families.