Plea for National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

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Putting An End to Violence Against Young Aboriginal Women

As First Nations chiefs gathered to choose a new leader, Rinelle Harper, who survived a brutal attack in Winnipeg on November 9, made passionate plea for an end to violence against young aboriginal women, and for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Ms. Harper asked that everyone remember a few simple words: “love, kindness, respect and forgiveness.”

The federal government announced it will provide funding in the amount of $25 million to deal with the problem of violence against aboriginal women.