UN launches native inquiry

The Native Women's Association of Canada and the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action announced Dec. 13 that the United Nations is set to conduct an inquiry into Canadian cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women, Postmedia reported. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold the inquiry after both groups lobbied for its existence. The NWAC said it has documented the disappearances and murders of more than 600 aboriginal women and girls in Canada over roughly 20 years.

Published: Wednesday, 12/14/2011 12:00 am EST

The Native Women's Association of Canada and the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action announced Dec. 13 that the United Nations is set to conduct an inquiry into Canadian cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women, Postmedia reported. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold the inquiry after both groups lobbied for its existence. The NWAC said it has documented the disappearances and murders of more than 600 aboriginal women and girls in Canada over roughly 20 years.

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