Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner, National Inquiry into Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls
Being of Cree heritage and a member of the Mistawasis First Nation in Saskatchewan, Marion Buller has been a leading force in Indigenous rights advocacy throughout her career. In 2006, she was instrumental in the initiation of the First Nations Courts in British Columbia. Her most recent role will serve as a critical tool in the continued fight for the restoration of Indigenous rights and freedoms. In June 2019 — led by Marion Buller — the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its findings in a two-volume report, with 231 “Calls to Justice” directed at governments, institutions, social-service providers, industries, and Canadians as a whole. Following its release, the federal government has announced it will release its national action plan to respond to the inquiry by June 2020.