A family in the northern Ontario First Nation of Weagamow is in mourning after a mother from the community was found dead Tuesday in a Sioux Lookout, Ont., hotel room under suspicious circumstances.
As Rinelle Harper continues to recover from a vicious attack that nearly killed her, MPs thousands of kilometres away spoke her name as they renewed calls for a public inquiry into murder and missing Indigenous women.
In the wake of the shocking attack on Rinelle Harper, the head of an organization that works with at-risk youth says Winnipeg has a serious problem with sexual predators and warns of more victims to come.
The 20 year-old man charged with attempted murder in connection with the brutal attack on 16 year-old Rinelle Harper and a 23 year-old unidentified woman grew up in Winnipeg and was partly raised by the child welfare system, according to his biological father.
Winnipeg police said Wednesday two men have been charged with attempted murder in connection with the attack on Rinelle Harper.
A book on missing and murdered Indigenous women will be launched next week in Montreal.
How to handle chronic runaways is often a problem for police services.
The Assembly of First Nations is calling for a full investigation into the actions of Winnipeg police and paramedics who came into contact with 15 year-old Tina Fontaine before her murder.
The walk is called, “Children Fighting to Keep Our Girls Safe,” and it ended in Winnipeg Wednesday.