January 23th, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is encouraged to learn the RCMP is changing the way it handles cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, but remain concerned about a lack of transparency.
“It’s critical that the RCMP change the way it handles cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women,” says CAP National Chief Robert Bertrand. “Although these changes appear to be a positive step forward, Indigenous women must be a partner in developing and implementing them.”
Only months away from the launch of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the RCMP has introduced a new intake assessment process and a mandatory family update schedule.
“The RCMP must consult with Indigenous women and organizations like the Native Women’s Association of Canada when crafting and enforcing these changes,” says National Chief Bertrand. “Without their voices at the table, our Indigenous women and girls will continue to …