missing First Nations

Heidi Illingworth, federal ombudsman for victims of crime, takes part in an interview at her office in Ottawa on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Watchdog worries federal benefit for parents of missing, murdered kids going unused

Heidi Illingworth said the key is raising awareness of the program for families that need it

 

Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Red Dress Day honours Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous people

As vandals target displays, May 5 marks Red Dress Day across the country

 

Laurie Sakebow breaking into tears upon listening to the account of a dairy farm owner, where Sakebow was arrested by the Mission RCMP for being intoxicated. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

Family confirms body found in Mission is missing son’s, IIO investigating

Brandon Sakebow picked up intoxicated by Mission RCMP shortly before disappearance in March 2020

 

A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Fundraiser underway for April Parisian billboards

GoFundMe goal is on the way to $25,000.

A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Photo submitted by Laurie Sakebow.

Hundreds march in Saskatchewan in support of family searching for man last seen in Mission

Brandon Sakebow disappeared on March 21 after leaving Mission RCMP detachment, police say

Photo submitted by Laurie Sakebow.
April Parisian’s mother Keitha Parisian speaks at the MMIW Takes Back Canada rally in Hope. April has been missing for nearly a year from her home community of Spuzzum. (Photo/Trish Dunbar)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Hope MMIW Take Back Canada rally remembers April Parisian

Rallies for MMIW took place across Canada on March 13

April Parisian’s mother Keitha Parisian speaks at the MMIW Takes Back Canada rally in Hope. April has been missing for nearly a year from her home community of Spuzzum. (Photo/Trish Dunbar)
John Morrow photos.

VIDEO: Missing and murdered Indigenous women march draws many in Abbotsford

Approximately 100 people dressed in symbolic red, slowly marched around Mill Lake

John Morrow photos.
The local Paint Canada Red event starts at Memorial Park at noon. (Contributed graphic)

Local Paint Canada Red remembrance starts Saturday

Canada-wide event remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women

The local Paint Canada Red event starts at Memorial Park at noon. (Contributed graphic)
A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Laurie Sakebow at the dairy farm in Dewdney on Sept.15, where her son was reportedly picked up by Mission RCMP officers. She claims that investigators have given her inconsistent timeline's surrounding his disappearance. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

181 days gone: Family continues to look for man last seen in Mission RCMP custody 6 months ago

Brandon Sakebow’s last known location was leaving RCMP holding cell, police say; family has doubts

Laurie Sakebow at the dairy farm in Dewdney on Sept.15, where her son was reportedly picked up by Mission RCMP officers. She claims that investigators have given her inconsistent timeline's surrounding his disappearance. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
A candle lit for April Parisian at a candlelight vigil Saturday, May 23 in Memorial Park. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

‘My spirit hurts, I want her home’: Family shares pain, fond memories at vigil for April Parisian

The 45-year-old Indigenous woman, who made her home in Spuzzum, has been missing since early April

A candle lit for April Parisian at a candlelight vigil Saturday, May 23 in Memorial Park. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks

Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks

Family keeping searches going, as the RCMP’s homicide team are investigating her disappearance

Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks