chvnradio.com

Now Playing What just played?

THE COLOR

ONE SURE THING

Listen Live

After a week in Winnipeg, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will head to the Maritimes for the final public hearing that will gather evidence from Knowledge Keepers, experts, and institutional representatives.

Later this month, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the inquiry will hold a hearing on sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

This past week in Winnipeg, at the Fort Garry Hotel, the focus was on child welfare and family violence.

Dr. Allan Wade is a family therapist who spoke at the hearing as an expert. On Friday, he advocated long-term funding for Indigenous women’s organizations, mandatory in-community training of understanding colonial violence for people in a variety of jobs, and he says we need to re-think the language we use.

"Concepts that have been taken for granted for many years need to be re-examined; vulnerability is one of them, the notion that women don't have boundaries or choose abusive men, or that women learn to be helpless, you know, these notions have been used to blame and deny victims' ongoing resistance to violence for many, many years, so we need to re-think those things and work a lot harder to be accurate," said Dr. Wade in an interview after the hearing.

Carol Martin works in downtown Vancouver’s East Side. She spoke during cross-examination of Dr. Wade; Martin praised Dr. Wade's presentation, and said in an interview afterwards she hopes everybody out there listened to his testimony.

Martin says Indigenous women and children have become an industry.

"The value of us is only put on us when they say they're going to help us or do work with us or if we're dead... and then all of a sudden everybody's involved in it," she said.

After the hearings, MMIWG commissioners and staff will review and analyze the evidence collected. The inquiry will conclude its research on December 31st, and will submit its final report April 30th, 2019.

Share this story!

Be Part of a Story 2018 - current total $12,280

DONATE HERE or call 204.777.0671 Tune into CHVN 95.1 FM or listen online as we share…

Police searching for suspect

Winnipeg Police are asking the public's help in locating a man who allegedly threatened…

Winnipeg man arrested and charged for defrauding veterinarian hospitals

A 29-year-old Winnipeg man has turned himself into Winnipeg Police, ending a months-long…

Therapy dogs visit Providence University College during exam week

Students are going into their exams this week with a lot less stress thanks to some furry…

Winnipeg teen bringing joy to youth up north

A Winnipeg student is hoping she can bring smiles to youth living up north.

Teen who was ISIS captive getting bikes for other refugees in Winnipeg

A Yazidi boy who was held captive for three years by Iraqi militants is now part of a…

WATCH: Lauren Daigle has 'day like no other' at children's hospital

Lauren Daigle's experience at a children's hospital has left her praying that God would…

State of the Inner City report focusing on transit

Despite some improvements being made, transit remains less accessible and more unsafe for…

Local artist Scribe teams up with Siloam Mission

Local Christian music artist Scribe has just released his newest single "Chain Breaker"…

New 2019 Canada Summer Jobs attestation wording released

The federal government has released the reworked and newly worded Canada Summer Jobs…

Manitoba remembers victims of gender based violence

A number of people gathered in the rotunda of the Manitoba Legislature Thursday night to…

VeggieTales writer responds to claims that the cartoon is racist

One of the writers for the beloved Christian cartoon VeggieTales is speaking out after…

Jets visit sick kids

The Winnipeg Jets swooped through the Health Sciences Centre on Thursday and spread a…

Premier launches economic growth plan at State of the Province

The Manitoba government is changing its economic development practices.

RWB warns of fraudulent tickets

If you plan on seeing the Royal Winnipeg Ballet perform Nutcracker this year, you may…

YouVersion Bible App announces most popular Bible verse of 2018

The most popular Bible app in the world has released the most highlighted, bookmarked,…

Stella's announces firing of vice president

A Winnipeg restaurant chain embroiled in allegations of wide-spread workplace harassment…

Veteran camps in cold to draw donations for community dinner

For the second year in a row, a Manitoba man is camping outside Winnipeg's Thunderbird…

Government drops 'values test' from Summer Jobs program applications

The Liberal government says that it has removed wording from applications for the…

Threat shuts down Winnipeg office buildings

Another day, another threat - this time involving Great West Life.