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Murder verdict has ripple effect among Indigenous community

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Brett Ronald Overby’s murder conviction was still resonating the day after the verdict with relatives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) and their supporters, well beyond Christine Wood’s immediate family. For some, the guilty verdict renewed hope for justice. Others were reminded that Indigenous women and […]


Brett Ronald Overby’s murder conviction was still resonating the day after the verdict with relatives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) and their supporters, well beyond Christine Wood’s immediate family.

For some, the guilty verdict renewed hope for justice. Others were reminded that Indigenous women and girls are four times more likely to go missing or be murdered compared to other Canadian women.

“You heard George Wood come out of the courthouse. The family, of course, was happy with the verdict, that it was second-degree and (not) just manslaughter. They felt that they got justice. As did the other people in the community,” said Bernadette Smith, whose sister Claudette Osborne’s disappearance in 2008 is still unsolved. “Of course, as a family member of one of the missing, you’re always thinking about your loved one.”

Smith, now an NDP MLA for Point Douglas, spent years shining a public spotlight on her sister’s disappearance as part of the MMIWG issue in Canada and she also started Drag the Red, where volunteers in boats search for traces of the missing in the murky waters of the Red River. Drag the Red volunteers start training again in three weeks for this summer.

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