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Tuesday, August 8, 2023 – Fighting to find two missing First Nations women

Public pressure is mounting to search a municipal landfill in Winnipeg for two missing Indigenous women. Police indicated last December the privately run landfill could be where the bodies of the women ended up. Police investigators say they believe the two are victims of a serial killer, but officials all the way from the city on up to the provincial premiere are preventing the search, saying it’s much too expensive and dangerous. The victims’ families and supporters say it’s another example of officials’ lack of will to deliver justice for Indigenous crime victims.


Faye Joseph (Coast Salish), member of the Circle of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Students at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador chapter

Grand Chief Cathy Merrick (Pimicikamak Cree Nation), Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs  

Chief Kyra Wilson (Ojibway and Dakota), Chief of the Long Plain First Nation