The University of Winnipeg



Panel: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Image of Vamps (Mocassin beadwork) courtesy of Walking With Our Sisters and artist Greg Scofield

Free and open to the public – journalists welcome

On February 9, 2015, The University of Winnipeg Indigenous Advisory Circle presents:

Inquiring Minds:   Understanding the call for, role of and limitations on an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Honouring the families of our stolen sisters and the survivors of violence

Hosted by Diane Roussin, Chair, UWinnipeg Indigenous Advisory Circle

What action is being taken to call an inquiry?
Chief Francine Meeches, Swan Lake First Nation; Chairperson Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs First Nations Women’s Committee

UWinnipeg’s relationship to Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls & 2 spirited people
Dr. Roewan Crowe, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, The University of Winnipeg

How can Indigenous people be meaningfully included in a public inquiry?
The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada; former co-Commissioner of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba

Is an inquiry the goal or a way of achieving our goal?
Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Winnipeg

What does an inquiry mean? Panel:

Dr Leslie Spillett, founder Ka Ni Kanichihk; Dr Niigaan Sinclair, Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba; Jamie Wilson, Commissioner Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba; Moderated by Wab Kinew, Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs, UWinnipeg

Group discussion about calling an inquiry to follow.

WHEN:             1:30 – 5:00 pm February 9th, 2015

WHERE:           Convocation Hall, 2nd floor, Wesley Hall

The University of Winnipeg


Coffee, tea and snack provided. Open to all students, staff and community members.
Please contact the event organizer Wab Kinew at with any questions.

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Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg

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