Roundtable Called "Absolutely Breakthrough"

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 17:21 PM

The harsh words are being set aside for now following the roundtable on missing and murdered Indigenous women held in Ottawa Friday.  

Perry Bellegarde, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations says even though there's no agreement to hold a national inquiry on the matter, there's hopes something can happen. Bellegarde also hopes the roundtable can be the beginning of an Aboriginal justice system in the country.  

He says they will continue to push for the inquiry, but he calls it a coordinated action plan to deal with the issue. 

Meantime, Dawn Harvard of the National Native Women's Association calls the roundtable "absolutely breakthrough" in that all of the national Aboriginal organizations and the premiers are in allignment in their determination to move forward. (File Photo Dawn Harvard)