Alberta plans research, polls related to Trudeau inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women – Edmonton Journal

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Alberta plans research, polls related to Trudeau inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015316 Views

December 8, 2015

In a move to support a federal inquiry launched Tuesday on missing and murdered indigenous women, Alberta’s ministry of aboriginal relations will be launching a research project with polls to determine public attitudes toward indigenous women.

“I was deeply surprised to discover that in Alberta we don’t actually have research on public attitudes toward indigenous women,” said Aboriginal Relations Minister Kathleen Ganley. “That’s one of the pieces we’re starting with because we think that getting those attitudes will allow us to help shift those attitudes so that those women are treated differently in society in general and in the justice system in particular.”

Ganley said a gauge of provincial attitudes, as well as consultation with First Nations and Métis to determine what areas need the most focus, will help improve the lives of women.

Read More: http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/alberta-to-launch-survey-in-conjunction-with-trudeau-inquiry-into-missing-murdered-indigenous-women

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