Missing and murdered Indigenous women public forum

Anna Maria Tremonti, the host of CBC Radio's The Current, is in Ottawa on Tuesday to moderate a public forum on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The event at the Canadian Museum of History is sold out but you can watch it live on this website starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Tonight's event is the fifth in a series of public forums that have taken place across the country. The public forums are linked to The Current's short virtual reality documentary about this issue, called the Highway of Tears.

Tonight's forum will look at the expectations and criticism of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. 

The event will feature:

- Bridget Tolley, founder of the Sisters in Spirit March and Vigil for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

- Christa Big Canoe, a lawyer with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

- Pam Palmater, Mi'kmaw lawyer and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.

- Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

- Murray Sinclair, senator and former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

- Waneek Horn-Miller, director of community relations with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

- Romeo Saganash, NDP MP.

- Connie Walker, CBC investigative reporter.

- Amanda Rheaume, an Indigenous musician from Ottawa whose song Red Dress was written in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

If you're interested in watching the documentary Highway of Tears, viewing stations will be set up at the Canadian Museum of History between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.