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“No person deserves to be left in a landfill as a final resting place. Not one,”
Bridget Tolley, Families of Sisters in Spirit. 

Amnesty International Canada affirms its solidarity with the families and loved ones of Marcedes Myran and Morgan Harris, both of Long Plain First Nation, and Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe (named ‘Buffalo Woman’ by community members). Harris, Myran and Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe’s remains are believed to be located in the Brady Road and Prairie Green landfills in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  

A Winnipeg-area man is facing first-degree murder charges for their deaths. The man also stands accused of the murder of Rebecca Contois from Crane River First Nation whose remains were found in the Brady Road landfill in May 2022. The remains of Linda Mary Beardy, from Lake St. Martin First Nation, were also retrieved from the landfill in April 2023. To date, no one has been charged in her death. 

During his visit to Canada in March 2023, the UN Special Rapporteur of Indigenous Peoples, Francisco Calí-Tzay also expressed his deep concern over the countless reports and testimonies he heard about missing and murdered Indigenous women, Two Spirit and gender diverse people across Canada (MMIWG2S+). Cali-Tzay specifically highlighted the Winnipeg MMIWG2S+ families urgent calls for government and community-based support toward recovering the remains of Harris, Myran and Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe from the landfills. 

We are calling on the Governments of Canada and Manitoba to listen to the urgent calls of MMIWG2S+ families, community members and advocates by immediately searching and bringing home the remains of Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe, Marcedes Myran and Morgan Harris.

The tragic murders of these First Nation women are yet another source of grief and trauma for impacted families and community members who have been tirelessly working to end colonial violence, hetero-patriarchal misogyny and systemic and institutionalized racism experienced by Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit and gender diverse people. 

take action now: Canada Search the Landfills!

On October 3, Wabanakwut Wab Kinew was elected as the new Premier of Manitoba and the first Anishinaabe Premier elected in Canadian history. Premier Wab Kinew has promised to search the landfills for the remains of these women. Amnesty International Canada thanks Premier Wab Kinew for prioritizing the search. 

Join us as we show our support to Premier Wab Kinew for his plans to immediately search for the remains of Mashkode Bizhi’ikwe, Marcedes Myran and Morgan Harris and call on the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau to add his voice to support the search and work to protect Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people from colonial-gendered violence. 

Urge the federal government to protect Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit and gender diverse people through immediate compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the 231 Calls for Justice outlined in the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and the recommendations made by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Including its Causes and Consequences. 


Create solidarity placards and banners to show your support for MMIWG2S+ families, advocates and Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in your community using the following slogans: ‘No More Stolen Sisters’ and ‘Search the Landfills.’ Send a photo of your individual or community contributions to [email protected] 

Support the Creation of A Red Dress Alert

Support Families of Sisters in Spirit’s efforts on October 4th and beyond, to organize sit-ins across Canada by donating to the organization: [email protected]

Sign our e-action calling on the Government of Canada to end violence against Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ land and water defenders. 


Read Amnesty’s joint statement with grass roots Indigenous organization Families of Sisters in Spirit where we collectively call on the Governments of Canada and and former Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson to search the landfills for the remains of Marcedes Myran, Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe and Morgan Harris  – Canada: Search the landfills and and return Indigenous women’s remains home

Read Amnesty’s Indigenous History Month blog post to learn more about the violence experienced by Indigenous women, gender diverse and Two Spirit land and water defenders in Canada: Honouring National Indigenous History Month- Celebrating Indigenous Women and 2SLGBTQIA+ Defenders

Top Photo: Summer 2023: Cambria Harris addresses a rally calling for the Manitoba government to walk back its refusal to search two local landfills for the remains of her mother, Morgan Harris, and two other Indigenous women allegedly murdered by a serial killer. (Photo credit: Melissa Robinson) 



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