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For immediate release
October 14, 2022
Treaty Five Territory, Thompson, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is issuing this media statement regarding the homicide of 33-year-old Geraldine Miranda Chubb. Ms. Chubb was the victim of a homicide in Thompson, Manitoba on October 12, 2022.
“On behalf of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, I send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Geraldine Chubb. She was a mother to three young sons, and we send our love and prayers to them and her family during this difficult time. We also send our sympathies to the members of Geraldine’s home community of Bunibonibee Cree Nation,” shared Grand Chief Garrison Settee.
“Our women and girls are being taken from us at alarming rates and we must put a stop to the violence. We cannot continue losing any more women. They are our life givers and must be treated with respect and dignity. We cannot allow this crisis to become a normal occurrence—the violence needs to end,” said Grand Chief Settee.
“As the Grand Chief of MKO, I will continue to support First Nation women, girls, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people. I will also continue to speak out against gender-based violence that is occurring in our province,” concluded the Grand Chief.
“I am extremely saddened by the loss of another young sister. The violence needs to end, we need to begin healing our communities and by doing this we need to work together,” said Heidi Spence, Director of MKO’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit. “I challenge everyone to take the courage to speak out against all and any form of violence. All women, girls, and Two-Spirit people deserve to be loved and cared for by our community. We all have a right to feel safe, a right to security, and a right to live without worry.”
The MKO Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Liaison Unit supports families and communities who are impacted by the issue of MMIWG in addition to supporting survivors of violence. Anyone who needs to access support from our Unit can call us toll free at 1-800-442-0488 or at 204-677-1648.
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