Protesters say the provincial government’s refusal to search a Manitoba landfill for the suspicious remains of two murdered Native American women is just the latest example in a long history of systemic racism. We’ll hear why they’ve blocked a city dump in Winnipeg while demanding justice.
26:34Landfill blockade and demand to find remains of indigenous women
There is a growing chorus of critics of the central bank’s decision to increase It has been a week since protesters began a blockade of the Brady Road landfill in Winnipeg. They are asking the government to search the Prairie Green landfill, a privately owned dump outside the city, for the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran, two murdered indigenous women. But the government says that even though the police believe the remains of the two women are there, the site will not be searched, mainly for security reasons.
But for Cambria Harris, that’s not enough. Ella Morgan’s mother, along with Myran and two other women whose remains were found at the Brady Road dump, are believed to be victims of a suspected serial killer, Jeremy Skibicki. He has been charged with four counts of first degree murder in connection with his deaths. By refusing to search the dump, Harris says the government is perpetuating a long history of systemic racism that has led to Canada’s ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) crisis.
With tensions rising as the city seeks a court order to expel protesters, CBC reporter Josh Crabb takes us inside the story and where things could go next.