Treaty Women’s Secretariat March in Solidarity For Onion Lake Cree Nation’s Murdered and Missing Women

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Treaty Women’s Secretariat March in Solidarity For Onion Lake Cree Nation’s Murdered and Missing Women

by mmnationtalk on October 3, 20122341 Views

Treaty Women’s Secretariat March in Solidarity

 For Onion Lake Cree Nation’s Murdered and Missing Women

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Treaty No.6 Territory, Onion Lake Cree Nation, October 4, 2012…A group of concerned Indigenous women have come together to organize a walk for the murdered and missing  members of their community whose lives has come to a tragic end.

Onion Lake Cree Nation Treaty Women’s Secretariat coordinated the event to mark the national event “Sisters in Spirit”, which raises awareness of the over 700 murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada. The Nation has hosted the vigil since its national inception and continues to support the public awareness campaign for Indigenous women.

“In our community 9 people have been either been missing or murdered during a ten year period. This is appalling and justice needs to occur. Our people are not going to rest until these cases have been resolved. Our Cree women are the heart and backbone of our community and we stand together today in solidarity to say…we will not be marginalized and will seek justice!” stated Chief Fox of the Onion Lake Cree Nation.

The State (Canada) is currently failing to meet its domestic and international legal obligations in addressing violence against Indigenous women, which includes high rates of incarceration of Indigenous women.

The Muskego family of Onion Lake Cree Nation takes part in the vigil every year, as their late family member went missing in May 2004 and was found in August 2008. Daleen Kay Bosse (Muskego) remains were found outside of Saskatoon. The accused is charged with first degree murder and the trial will occur in April 2013.

“Our family will continue to take part in the Sisters in Spirit campaign. Our late daughter Daleen will always be in our hearts and we will continue to take part in this annual vigil in her memory. For our family, it’s still not resolved,” stated Pauline Muskego (mother of the late Daleen).

The Onion Lake Cree Nation is an independent Nation located in Treaty No. 6 territory and is situated 50 kilometers north of Lloydminster on the border of Saskatchewan and Alberta in western Canada. The Cree Nation has over 5000 members and is governed by their own Cree Government Structure.

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