MEDIA ADVISORY OF PRESS CONFERENCE: Coalition Demands Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Makes Recommendations for National Inquiry

WHAT :       Press Conference

WHEN:      Monday November 9th at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:   342 Water Street, 5th floor, Vancouver (Union of BC Indian Chiefs boardroom)

Speakers include:

• Lorelei Williams, Family Member, Butterflies in Spirit

• Brenda Wilson, Family Member and Highway of Tears Initiative Coordinator for Carrier Sekani Family Services

• Fay Blaney, Co-Chair, February 14th Women’s Memorial March Committee

• Kendra Milne, West Coast LEAF

• Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs

On Monday November 9th at 10:00 a.m., a Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will host a press conference in Vancouver to comment on the Province of BC’s failure to implement recommendations from the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, and to make recommendations for the National Inquiry committed to by the newly elected Trudeau Government. The Coalition includes family members and more than 35 advocacy and support organizations working in the Downtown Eastside Vancouver, along the Highway 16 and throughout Canada.

For more information contact:
Andrea Glickman, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, 604-842-2977

The Coalition on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls initially came together in response to the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry in British Columbia overseen by Commissioner Wally Oppal. Unfortunately the groups who formed the Coalition were shut out of the inquiry; however, the Coalition continues to meet regularly to pursue justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls and has grown in number and strength.