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For immediate release
August 3, 2021
Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is remembering and honouring the life of the late Bobbie Lynn Lee Moose today as the RCMP announce an arrest in her case. The RCMP have arrested and charged Jack Clarence Flett, age 52, with first-degree murder in relation to the death of 29-year-old Bobbie Lynn Lee Moose.
“I am pleased to hear of the arrest in relation to the murder of Bobbie Lynn Moose,” shared Hilda Anderson-Pyrz, manager of MKO’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit. “Bobbie was loved by her family and her community. The loss of this young mother is devastating. I thank the RCMP and all those who provided tips in helping to lead to the arrest of Jack Flett. I urge all levels of government to work urgently to implement the 231 Calls for Justice from the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to end the genocide.”
“Today is a very important day as we honour the spirit of Bobbie Lynn. This young woman was valued and is deeply missed by her children, family, and community. With today’s announcement from the RCMP, the journey for justice begins,” said Anderson-Pyrz. “I want to assure Bobbie’s family and loved ones that MKO will continue to do our utmost to pressure government leaders and policy makers to implement the 231 Calls for Justice for MMIWG.”
MKO’s MMIWG Liaison Unit was created in September 2017 and provides support to families and communities who are impacted by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, survivors of violence and Two Spirit and gender-diverse people. The Unit provides advocacy, builds partnerships, and aims to prevent and spread awareness regarding all forms of violence towards Indigenous women, girls, and Two Spirit and gender-diverse people. The Unit also focuses on healing and reclaiming the spirit.
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