Take action, search landfill sites in Winnipeg, chiefs tell federal, provincial governments

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter In the final act on the final day of the Assembly of First Nation’s annual general assembly in Halifax today, chiefs passed an emergency resolution denouncing all levels of government, police and law enforcement for not adequately searching for and recovering the bodies of murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people. Specifically, the resolution called for Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson to reconsider the decision she made earlier this month to not search the Winnipeg-area Prairie Green landfill where the bodies of Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran, and Buffalo Woman are believed to be located. “I stood here in December when we lost our women. And I’m standing here again asking for support,” said Grand Chief Cathy Merrick of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. At…

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