‘It’s sickening’: Protesters outside Confederation Building in St. John’s call for Marlborough Hotel in Manitoba to be shut down

By Sanuda Ranawake Local Journalism Initiative Reporter St. JOHN’S, N.L.- Nathan Catcheway knows a lot about violence toward Indigenous women in Manitoba, he is from there, and his sister was murdered there. Catcheway is a member of the Ojibwe First Nation in Manitoba, but has lived in St. John’s since 2008. A big reason for moving to Newfoundland was safety, he says. “My late sister, she was murdered back in 2012. I really try to do everything I can to spread the word about missing and murdered Indigenous women,” Catcheway said as he attended a demonstration on Jan. 27 at the Confederation Building in St. John’s that called for the shutdown and investigation of the Marlborough Hotel in Winnipeg. The hotel was recently the centre of a controversy over video…

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