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No More Stolen Sisters! Canada, search the landfills

Show support for the immediate search of the Winnipeg landfills!

Amnesty International Canada affirms its solidarity with the families and loved ones of Marcedes Myran and Morgan Harris, both of Long Plain First Nation, and Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe (named ‘Buffalo Woman’ by community members). Harris, Myran and Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe’s remains are believed to be located in the Brady Road and Prairie Green landfills in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

During his visit to Canada in March 2023, the UN Special Rapporteur of Indigenous Peoples, Francisco Calí-Tzay also expressed his deep concern over the countless reports and testimonies he heard about missing and murdered Indigenous women, Two Spirit and gender diverse people across Canada (MMIWG2S+). Cali-Tzay specifically highlighted the Winnipeg MMIWG2S+ families urgent calls for government and community-based support toward recovering the remains of Harris, Myran and Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe from the landfills. 

We are calling on the Governments of Canada and Manitoba to listen to the urgent calls of MMIWG2S+ families, community members and advocates by immediately searching and bringing home the remains of Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe, Marcedes Myran and Morgan Harris.

The tragic murders of these First Nation women are yet another source of grief and trauma for impacted families and community members who have been tirelessly working to end colonial violence, hetero-patriarchal misogyny and systemic and institutionalized racism experienced by Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit and gender diverse people. 

Learn More

Read Amnesty’s joint statement with grass roots Indigenous organization Families of Sisters in Spirit where we collectively call on the Governments of Canada and and former Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson to search the landfills for the remains of Marcedes Myran, Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe and Morgan Harris  – Canada: Search the landfills and and return Indigenous women’s remains home

Read Amnesty’s Indigenous History Month blog post to learn more about the violence experienced by Indigenous women, gender diverse and Two Spirit land and water defenders in Canada: Honouring National Indigenous History Month- Celebrating Indigenous Women and 2SLGBTQIA+ Defenders