Saskatoon woman who had been reported missing facing charges

Walker remains in custody in the United States, police said.


Saskatoon police say a woman who had been reported missing is facing charges in the United States related to unauthorized use of identification and in Canada related to parental abduction and public mischief.

Dawn Walker, a member of Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan, had been reported missing along with her seven-year-old son before they were found safe in Oregon last week.

Read the updated police news release here.

Deputy Chief Randy Huisman with the Saskatoon Police Service says Walker remains in custody in the United States, where she is to appear in court on felony and misdemeanor charges related to false identification.

Huisman says Walker, an executive with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, is accused of using fake identification to cross into Montana through Alberta and that she was found in Oregon City on Friday.

Huisman says the boy was returned safely to Canada on Sunday after a legal guardian picked him up.

Police say they are arranging for Walker, 48, to appear in Saskatoon provincial court on her Canadian charges and that prosecutors are considering further charges.

The Canadian Press