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Dec. 21, 2015

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WATERLOO – Recently, the federal government announced that Canada will launch the first phase of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. The federal government has also committed to implementing the United Nations (UN) Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

There are several Laurier experts available to comment on these initiatives:

Indigenous Rights

  • Kim Anderson, associate professor in Laurier’s Indigenous Studies program, is an expert on Indigenous peoples in Canada. Anderson is available to comment on how gender impacts the health and wellbeing of Indigenous families. Contact information: 519-756-8228 x5643 or
  • Christopher Alcantara, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Political Science, is an expert on Indigenous-settler relations in Canada. Contact information:

Justice System

  • Stacey Hannem, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Criminology, is an expert on the effects of crime on the lives of marginalized and vulnerable persons. Hannem is passionate about contributing to the improvement of the Canadian criminal justice system. Contact information: 519-755-2053 or

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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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