Volunteers use hooks and chains to search Winnipeg river for missing women – CBC

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Volunteers use hooks and chains to search Winnipeg river for missing women – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2015272 Views

October 25, 2015

They gather along the shores of the Red River in Winnipeg, a small group of volunteers who meet at a makeshift memorial.

The flowers, sweetgrass and teddy bears are for Tina Fontaine, a teenage girl who was murdered, wrapped in plastic and dumped into this river in August 2014 . She is just one of almost 1200 missing or murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada.

The 15-year old’s murder shocked and outraged the public. Over 1000 people attended a vigil and march that began at the Alexander Docks. But Bernadette Smith, whose sister Claudette Osborne has been missing since 2008, wanted to do more.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/tradition-authenticity-and-the-fight-for-indigenous-identity-1.3281731/volunteers-use-hooks-and-chains-to-search-winnipeg-river-for-missing-women-1.3285593

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