Professor Angela Cameron has been awarded a Partnership Engage Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a project entitled “A Feminist and Indigenous Examination of the National Inquiry: Lessons and Next Steps,” which will engage Indigenous women and civil society organizations in a study of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Professor Cameron will partner with the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) to research the challenges faced by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. FAFIA, along with partner organizations such as the Native Women's Association of Canada, have been calling for an Inquiry into the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls for over a decade. After years of putting pressure on the federal
government, the Inquiry was finally launched in 2016. Since that time, the Inquiry has been criticized for its lack of communication, procedural confusion, and logistical setbacks. Professor Cameron’s project will assess whether the Inquiry is meeting the goals and recommendations of the groups that spurred its creation. She and her team will work with Indigenous women, civil society organizations, and scholars in analyzing the current process and substantive work of the Inquiry.
SSHRC’s Partnership Engage Grants “provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors” (SSHRC – Partnership Engage Grants).
Congratulations to Professor Cameron!