‘You can’t put a time period on grief’: Families fear program closure after MMIWG inquiry – Global News

June 2, 2019

It’s been 10 years since Vanessa Brooks’ sister Tanya was murdered in downtown Halifax, and her killer, never found.

The wounds from that night never healed, Brooks told Global News, but she ripped them open even wider for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in 2017.

Like thousands of Canadians who testified in inquiry hearings, Brooks was forced to relive the trauma of losing her sister — only this time, it was far away from home in Membertou, N.S., and in front of many strangers.

It’s a process she wouldn’t have made it through, she explained, without support from the Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU).

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/5340173/mmiwg-inquiry/

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