MMIWG crisis carries on as governments fail to act: SCO

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It has been nine years since the death of Tina Fontaine and the discovery of her body in the Red River shocked Winnipeg and the entire country and led to demands for a national inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Now almost a decade after Fontaine’s death, many believe governments are doing very little to keep Indigenous women and girls safe in Canada, and to prevent them from meeting the same tragic fate as Tina Fontaine. Fontaine was just 15 years old when she went missing in Winnipeg in the summer of 2014, and on Aug. 17 her 72-pound body was discovered in the Red River near the Alexander Docks wrapped in plastic and a duvet cover…

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