The Honourable Sidney B. Linden was appointed commissioner, and separated the Inquiry into two phases that ran concurrently. The evidentiary hearings that dealt with the events surrounding the death of Dudley George and the Policy Research that dealt with issues directed to the avoidance of violence in similar circumstances. The hearings began in July of 2004 and ended in August of 2006.
After the recommendations were released in December of 2007, the Ipperwash Inquiry Priorities Action Committee (IIPAC) was formed. It is co-chaired by the Ontario Regional Chief and the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. Membership also includes political leadership from both First Nations and Ontario.
Based on the priorities identified by IIPAC, working groups were formed to explore ways to address the recommendations. These working groups include participation by First Nation representatives from Chiefs of Ontario, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, Grand Council Treaty #3, Union of Ontario Indians (Anishinabek Nation), the Independent First Nations and the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and other Ministries as appropriate.