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Media advisory - National church leaders join calls to search the landfill

WINNIPEG, MB, Aug. 28, 2023 /CNW/ - The leaders of four major church denominations are joining the voices of those at Camp Marcedes and Camp Morgan, urging provincial political leaders to give the go-ahead to search Prairie Green Landfill for the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran, two Indigenous women who are missing ? Harris since May 2022, and Myran since March of last year.

WHEN: Sept. 5, 2023, 4 p.m.

WHERE: Camp Morgan at the Brady Landfill site, 1777 Brady Rd, Winnipeg

WHAT: Action in support of the voices at Camp Marcedes and Camp Morgan

WHO: The Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Moderator of The United Church of Canada; The Rev. Mary Fontaine, Moderator of The Presbyterian Church in Canada; The Rev. Susan Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, The Most Rev. Chris Harper, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, and The Rev. Canon Dr. Murray Still, Co-chair of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples, The Anglican Church of Canada.

Other faith leaders are invited to join the delegation.


According to the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) database (2010) of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, there are estimated to be more than 1,700 missing or murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Recent estimates are much higher. Indigenous women are killed at six times the rate of non-Indigenous women. Violence towards Indigenous women and girls is preventable. About 67 per cent are murder cases (death as the result of homicide or negligence); 20 per cent are cases of missing women or girls.

The United Church of Canada acknowledges that its buildings and ministries, from coast to coast to coast, are on traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples. Our vital, innovative and healing ministries are supported by generous Mission & Service donations.

SOURCE United Church of Canada

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