Indigenous leaders say they do not accept premier’s comments on landfill search

By Brittany Hobson THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG- Indigenous leaders say a search of a Winnipeg-area landfill for the remains of two First Nations women can be done safely and must go ahead. Long Plain First Nation Chief Kyra Wilson said she does not accept the Manitoba government’s refusal to fund a search due to the health and safety risks to searchers. “To say this can’t be done safely is not accurate. It can be done with the necessary precautions and necessary training of those who would be involved,” she told a press conference on Monday. Police believe the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran are in the privately run Prairie Green landfill north of Winnipeg. A federally funded study said a search of the landfill is feasible, although toxic…

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