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Minister announces steps taken on MMIWG Calls for Justice

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter “Good first steps” is what Rachelle Venne is calling progress on two critical Calls for Justice from the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Venne is CEO for the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) in Alberta.   On Jan. 10, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller announced the appointment of Jennifer Moore Rattray as a ministerial special representative who will advance work in the establishment of an ombudsperson.   Moore Rattray, former executive director of the national inquiry, is a member of the Peepeekisis First Nation in Saskatchewan and currently chief operating officer at Southern Chiefs’ Organization.   Miller also announced the appointment of Innovation 7, an Indigenous organization headquartered in Pikwakanagan, Ont., to develop recommendations for

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