A moral argument to search the landfill in Winnipeg for murdered Indigenous women

An image of murder victim Rebecca Contois, along with a red dress and another poster with the phrase ‘#searchthelandfill’ are seen at the entrance to the Brady Road Landfill on Thursday, as protesters continue to block access to the landfill, and demand a search for human remains. PHOTO BY DAVE BAXTE /Winnipeg Sun/Local Journalism Initiative  By Frank Deer  Professor, Associate Dean In May 2022, Winnipeg resident Jeremy Skibicki was arrested and charged with the murder of 24-year-old Rebecca Contois. By the end of that year, Skibicki would be charged with the murder of three other women: Morgan Harris, Mercedes Myran and an unidentified woman who has been given the name Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe by the Indigenous community. Harris, Myran and Contois were First Nations women. It is believed that Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe was also…

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