Camp Marcedes set up at Winnipeg’s human rights museum to honour victims of accused serial killer

Protestors set up Camp Marcades outside of the Canadian Human Rights Museum

Protesters demanding a search for their loved ones’ remains at a Winnipeg area landfill have found a welcoming new home at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights where the new location has been named “Camp Marcedes”.

“We wanted to set up a second camp to first of all, keep my sister’s spirit alive, and her name,” Marcedes Myran’s sister Jorden Myran said.

She said the museum reached out to the protesters who have been manning Camp Morgan.

“We were welcomed by the amazing staff where we got a chance to meet and discuss our plans and concerns regarding an encampment on their property,” said Melissa Roberston, cousin to Morgan Harris and one of the original organizers of Camp Morgan.

Protestors set up Camp Marcades outside of the Canadian Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg. Photo: Tamara Pimentel/APTN

The original camp was set up at the Brady Road Landfill and named after another potential victim of accused serial killer Jeremy Skibicki who was charged with first degree murder in the deaths of four women: Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran, Rebecca Contois and Buffalo Woman.

A barrier put up on the road leading to the landfill was dismantled Tuesday after the city secured a temporary injunction Friday.

Myran says the new camp at the human rights museum is important to herself and her family.

“It’s a human rights problem, so we’re at the Human Rights Museum, that’s one thing, and then, there’s lots of traffic that goes through here, so we’re hoping to shine more light on the big problem here, and what we’re fighting for,” she said.

The new camp has a sacred fire set up and a screen tent, and there are plans to set up a tipi.

Tensions have been high among protesters and their supporters since Manitoba Premier, Heather Stefanson said the province would not support a search for the missing women’s remains, a position Federal Crown Indigenous Affairs Minister, Marc Miller called “heartless.”

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Myran says the museum is providing security at Camp Marcedes, and they’re prepared to stay until the landfills are searched.
Skibicki’s trial is in September. None of the charges have been proven in court.

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