The resignation of numerous staff members has coincided with an open letter signed by 150 indigenous leaders urging Justin Trudeau to overhaul the inquiry

Canada’s beleaguered inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women has lost another staff member – the sixth staff member to step down in recent months – amid growing concern that the process will do little to curb the violence faced by thousands of indigenous women and girls in the country.

On Tuesday it emerged that Waneek Horn-Miller, a former Olympian and the inquiry’s director of community relations, had stepped down. The inquiry said she had done so to focus on her family.

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