A Laval College professor who has spent her profession finding out conjugal violence inside Indigenous households is testifying right this moment on the Quebec Metropolis hearings of the federal inquiry into lacking and murdered Indigenous girls and ladies.

Renée Brassard is the director of the varsity of social work and criminology on the Université de Laval.

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Her research have centered on how conjugal violence inside households has result in greater incarceration charges inside Inuit, Metis and First Nations girls.

Her testimony is being heard as commissioners flip their focus towards advocacy teams and data keepers, over the last leg of the inquiry.

Kassandra Churcher, govt director of the Canadian Affiliation of Elizabeth Fry Societies, urged the inquiry to submit agency suggestions to Ottawa to handle the overrepresentation of Indigenous girls inside Canadian prisons. (CBC)

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Yesterday, commissioners acknowledged how the federal government’s refusal to increase the inquiry has dominated out the potential for talking on to incarcerated girls.

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Hearings wrap up tomorrow. Human rights advocate Ellen Gabriel, from the Kanehsatà:ke Nation, would be the final speaker.


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