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Inuit Survivors Asked to Register for National Inquiry

(June 12, 2017 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)     Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk today said that Inuit who wish to provide testimony to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls need to register with the secretariat conducting the inquiry.


or to call toll-free line at 1-844-348-4119. Inuit will be asked to provide their names, contact information and location. The secretariat is also asking Inuit to provide a memory or story of their loved one during registration. Inuit will be given the opportunity to speak Inuktut or English during the registration process. Once registration is complete, a secretariat member will contact people to complete registration.


“It is very important that Inuit participate in the inquiry so we can better understand the cycle of violence that has ended too many lives and destroyed too many families. I urge Inuit survivors to get in touch with the secretariat and to share the stories of our beautiful mothers, sisters, nieces and aunts whose lives have been stolen away,” said Kotierk.


The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is mandated to examine and report on the systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada by looking at patterns and underlying factors.

For further information:
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated