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Two Aboriginal women denied flight

 

Last updated 1/18/2014 at 5:37pm

Niki Ashton and CBC News

Member of Parliament Niki Ashton, who represents the Churchill riding, said Gail and Joyce Nepinak were scheduled to fly to Ottawa from Winnipeg with her on December 8, 2013. The Nepinaks had been invited by the House of Commons to speak at the special committee on missing and murdered Indigenous women. They were barred from flying for lack of proper ID.

WINNIPEG, MB-A Manitoba Member of Parliament is crying discrimination after two aboriginal women were not allowed to board a plane with her, even though they had tickets.

Niki Ashton, who represents the Churchill riding for the New Democratic Party (NDP), said Gail and Joyce Nepinak were scheduled to fly to Ottawa from Winnipeg with her on Sunday evening, December 8, 2013. The Nepinaks had been invited by the House of Commons to speak at the special committee on missing and murdered indigenous women on December 9, 2013. It was the first time the committee heard from families.

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