MMIW Website.


Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women should sign up for MMIW inquiry emails while they wait to register to participate, inquiry commission officials say.

The emails will provide updates ahead of the inquiry, which is expected to begin in spring.

“We want to create a families first process,” said Michael Hutchinson, the commission’s director of communications. “Nobody has a list of the people that want to take part in the national inquiry.… We’re trying to collect that information from families.”

The MMIW inquiry has a new website, where families should be able to register soon.


The commission is only now starting to connect with families through the new website, to develop a database of who wants to give formal testimony to the commission in the new year.

Hutchinson said they are developing a form to simplify the process of registering with the inquiry.

A crisis line is also available for family members or friends who need support at 1-844-413-6649.

Via CBC.

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.


  1. rq says

    This article links to the 8-part podcast that got me from being merely interested and supportive into emotionally invested into this investigation. And I’ve already decided that, whenever I move back to Canada, I’m first applying for a job at the project/inquiry. They’re going to need forensic experts anyway at some point, right?
    There was a what about the menz moment but honestly I can’t fault indigenous men for wanting inquiries into their higher death rates, as well, but I can’t help but feel that this would require a different approach and a different focus.

  2. chigau (ever-elliptical) says

    We (Canada) should change our Motto to:
    Better Late Than Never
    (can anyone do the Latin?)

  3. rq says

    “Betterus Latus Thanus Neverae”?
    Google translate says “Melius tarde, quam nunquam” but I’m pretty sure the Romans had a better-sounding colloquialism.

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