MMIW promise delayed


Last updated 3/13/2017 at 2:51pm

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A sign carried at a protest on behalf of missing children from the Sixties' Scoop. Children affected by that government program are sometimes the parents and grandparents of missing and murdered women.

OTTAWA, ON-Almost eight months after the federal government promised to help the families of missing or murdered Indigenous women find their way through the tangle of Canada's justice system, the program has not gotten off the ground, with the exception of the province of Ontario.

Bernadette Smith knows the frustration. She lost her sister, Claudette Osborne, nine years ago, and she and her family are still waiting for help. "It's quite concerning for families," Bernadette told The Canadian Press (CP).

When the government revealed their plans for the national inquiry into missing...

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