In the shadow of her killer’s verdict, Cindy Gladue’s family wants to reclaim her humanity – CBC

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In the shadow of her killer’s verdict, Cindy Gladue’s family wants to reclaim her humanity – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202143 Views

Cree-Métis woman’s death in 2011 led to two trials and several appeals

Feb 25, 2021

Donna McLeod held her great-grandson Dayton by a firepit crackling flames in an Edmonton backyard last week and spoke about a dream she longed to have about Cindy Gladue, now gone for 10 years.

Gladue, McLeod’s oldest daughter, was found dead in 2011 in an Edmonton hotel room that has since changed its name.

“Never dreamed about that girl. Don’t dream of her, never ever, since she passed away,” said McLeod, 63, a fire-glow on her cheeks. “I’ve had Elders tell me that when this is all over, I will probably start dreaming about her.”

McLeod did not watch the fire alone. Sitting in the backyard belonging to her niece Prairie Adaoui, McLeod was surrounded by family, including Gladue’s two daughters, Brandy, 21, and Cheyanne, 19, and their two children, eight-month-old Dayton and nine-month-old Maliya.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/cindy-gladue-1.5924779

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