Manitoba’s reasons for refusing to search for Indigenous women’s remains in landfill are a smokescreen

 By Kathy Walker Assistant Professor A Manitoba court recently granted police authority to clear a blockade set up by demonstrators near the Brady Road landfill just outside Winnipeg. Indigenous activists and supporters gathered to protest the province’s decision not to fund a search for the bodies of Indigenous women believed to be at Prairie Green landfill north of Winnipeg. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) recently passed a resolution, reached by consensus, to denounce the Manitoba government’s decision to not fund the landfill search in the hopes of recovering the remains of Indigenous women believed to be the victims of a serial killer. The AFN resolution affirmed the position of First Nations leadership across Canada that all three orders of government, municipal, provincial and federal, have a responsibility to support…

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