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17 days later, Indigenous woman’s hunger strike ongoing

almaAlma Kakikepinace started her hunger strike last month

CBC News, October 7, 2016

It’s been 17 days since Alma Kakikepinace ate a good meal or slept in a real bed.

But the 53-year-old resident of Sagkeeng First Nation said she’s willing to wait much longer before she gives up on her stand to improve housing on First Nations in Canada.

Kakikepinace has been on a hunger strike, living out of a makeshift camp hung with tarps and blankets, for more than two weeks. Temperatures are dropping, and Kakikepinace said she’s no closer to achieving her immediate goal of being granted a house in her community. Read the rest of this entry

Girl, 15, found in bag in Red River; police seek tips on slaying

Tina Fontaine.

Tina Fontaine.

Winnipeg police recover body of 15-year-old girl from Red River near Alexander Docks

CBC News, Aug 17, 2014

Winnipeg police have released the identity of a girl found dead in the Red River Sunday afternoon.

Tina Fontaine, 15, was reported missing on Aug. 9. Her body was found in the Red River near the Alexander Docks at about 1:30 p.m., more than a week after she was reported missing.

Police are treating Fontaine’s death as a homicide. Read the rest of this entry