Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.
MKO Stands in Solidarity with Beardy family and other Indigenous Organizations
‘This isn’t just a public issue, it’s a societal one.’
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April 5th, 2023
Unceded Anishinabe/Algonquin Territory-MKO stands in solidarity with members of the Lake St. Martin First Nation and other political territorial organizations, treaty based governance initiatives who are in shock, disbelief and anger at the discovery of 33 year-old Linda Mary Beardy, whose remains were discovered at the Brady Road landfill earlier this week.
“We grieve for the family and community of Lake St. Martin,” said MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee. “Sometimes there really are no words. And that’s just it, they’re words. How many times do we have to go through this before we see real change? Our women and girls are being targeted. This isn’t just a public issue, it’s a societal one.”
MKO’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Liaison Unit has been in contact with the Beardy family and will provide supports they need in the difficult days ahead.
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Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak