Search for missing Indigenous logging protester grows tense in B.C. – Toronto Star

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Search for missing Indigenous logging protester grows tense in B.C. – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2022163 Views

Family and friends of a two-spirited person missing for 7 weeks in the Vancouver Island woods near Fairy Creek fear the worst

PORT-RENFREW, B.C. Family and friends of an Indigenous protester missing for seven weeks in the woods near a logging blockade on Vancouver Island lashed out Saturday at a logging company’s security for hampering their increasingly frantic search.

Bear Henry, a two-spirited 37-year-old who has been protesting old-growth logging at Fairy Creek, since March 2021, went missing on Nov. 27. Henry’s family and friends fear the worst.

“Bear’s last text said someone was banging on the side of their van and that they were scared,” says Bear’s Aunt Rose Henry, who is known by friends as Grandma Losah.

Their van, spray-painted with phrases like ‘Land Back’ and ‘Fairy Creek forever’ was a target for angry loggers, says Grandma Losah. Bear, she said, had received previous threats.

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/01/16/search-for-missing-indigenous-logging-protester-grows-tense-in-bc.html

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