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Relationships ‘Need to Mend with Indigenous People’ Says Teegee

Monday, February 1, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

Prince George, B.C. – The next couple of days will be emotional ones at the Prince George Civic Centre.

This as the Province and its Aboriginal partners meet for the B.C. Family Gathering for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

“Really what this gathering is about is to listen to the families and hopefully come out with a plan and or recommendations into how to move forward to address this issue of missing and murdered women,” says Tribal Chief Terry Teegee of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council.

He has a few ideas on what those recommendations ought to look like.

“There’s still the 30 outstanding 33 recommendations from the Highway of Tears report that need to be fully implemented. Hopefully this year we’ll see a reliable transportation system develop between Prince Rupert and Prince George,” says Teegee.

“Beyond that, I think it’s many of these decisions that have happened such as the Human Rights Tribunal decision last week as well as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that will probably play an important role in how we address many of these outstanding issues. I’d really like to see how all these can fit together.”

He adds it’s time for healing.

“Indigenous people across this country need to be acknowledged and our relationships need to mend with the indigenous people across this country.”

Close to 400 family members have registered for the event as well as various support workers and counsellors.

In 2014, an RCMP report found that at least 1,181 indigenous women and girls were killed or went missing between 1980 and 2012.


Look inwards for the healing to start… 70% of murdered First Nations are murdered by other First Nations. Clean up your own yard first..then worry about the rest.

Shhhhhhh P Val, you’re not supposed to mention that!

After all, to do so might be seen as suggesting that Terry Teegee, Grand(?) Chief Stewart Phillip and others in positions of power within the various First Nations somehow have some responsibility to those that they serve(?) and represent!

OK, I guess the relationship mending won’t start with you two.

Krusty…. being part Metis myself I know the first nations must look inwards first.. we have many issues we refuse to deal with.. but we are quick to blame others for our situation.

Ok Krusty who is to blame? RCMP? The population in general? Well I seen a young indigenous female hitching east of Vanderhoof two days ago. Anything that young female could of needed she could have got in Vanderhoof. I guess the message is not getting out to our indigenous communities that under no circumstances DO NOT hitchhike on highway 16. Some how this just a big joke to them and are doing it just to slap this program in the face(rebelling) Maybe this is why lots of Canadians do not take this issue seriously. Who is to blame, The Indigenous people are to blame.

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