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    500 native women who have disappeared or been murdered in the last 20 years

    A grieving mother led a caravan of marchers Friday to remember the hundreds of native women who've been murdered or gone missing since 1985.

    One of them is her daughter, Daleen Kay (Muskego) Bosse.

    "We're still waiting for her to come home," said Pauline Muskego, fighting tears.

    "And we're still believing that she will come home."

    Daleen, then 26, was last seen on May 18, 2004 in Saskatoon.

    She was close to her daughter Faith, now four, a curly-haired youngster who walked amongst the marchers as they arrived from the Onion Lake First Nation, 350 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

    About 40 members of the Cree community left their home five days earlier. They took turns running or walking the distance over rural Saskatchewan roads that seem to stretch to the horizon.

    It cites how the disappearance of five native women along a lonely stretch of B.C. highway between Prince Rupert and Prince George barely caused a media ripple. Alberta Williams, Delphine Nikal, Ramona Wilson, Roxanne Thiara and Lana Derrick all vanished between 1988 and 1995 along what is now known as the Highway of Tears.

    A $5,000 reward is offered for any information about the young mother, who is approximately five-foot-five and weighed 170 pounds when she disappeared. She wears glasses or contact lenses.

    Daleen is just one of about 500 women who have disappeared or been murdered in the last 20 years, says Beverley Jacobs.

    That figure is an estimate based on preliminary research and anecdotal evidence, said the president of the Native Women's Association of Canada. She suspects the total is higher.

    Most Canadians don't realize the seriousness of the issue, Jacobs said
    http://www.canada.com/saskatoon/star...c-3051acb1d5ab
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Native American Indian Month...

    Remembering them during Native American Indian Month. A quick search of the Doenetwork indicates a number of unknown and missing women believed to be Native Americans.

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    Today police found the remains of a woman, in Saskatchewan. Its too early to know if she was Native, or anything else.

    I've posted the story here:
    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthr...420#post916420

    What is interesting is that there was a recent new announcement into some large funding for the search for missing people - its mentioned at the end of the article. There are a large number of Native people who go missing in Western Canada, so hopefully this will assist in locating more!

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    If someone wants to talk about a racial group that gets little or no media attention or discussion...

    Try to find "Trail of Tears" in your kid's history books!

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    Or read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown.



    Quote Originally Posted by shadowangel
    If someone wants to talk about a racial group that gets little or no media attention or discussion...

    Try to find "Trail of Tears" in your kid's history books!

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    Missing 14-year-old's body found near Prince George

    The body of missing 14-year-old Aielah Katherina Saric has been found near Highway 16 near Prince George, a region that has been plagued by disappearances and murders of young women over the past 15 years.

    "It just seems too coincidental that all this is going on," said Tom Chipman, whose own daughter, 22-year-old Tamara Chipman of Terrace, was last seen hitchhiking along the same highway in September 2005.

    At least nine women, including Chipman, have disappeared or have been murdered since 1990 in the Prince George area, and some estimates put the number of missing women considerably higher.

    Many have vanished along the 724-kilometre stretch of Highway 16 -- the so-called Highway of Tears -- that runs west from Prince George to Prince Rupert.

    All but one of the women were aboriginal, and all were between the ages of 15 and 25 at the time of their disappearance, leading many people in the community to speculate a serial killer may be at work.

    http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/n...9-58d5cd68a009

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    Highway of Tears (BC)

    Here is a link to some of the unsolved cases on Highway 16 in British Columbia along with other cold cases in BC:

    http://www.missingnativewomen.ca/native3.html
    Last edited by Rle7; 02-18-2006 at 09:05 AM. Reason: Clarification

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    Personally I believe something is up... but here is a link to an opinion column that says authorities don't believe the cases are linked:

    http://www.opinion250.com/blogs/news...2/15/7070.aspx

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    RCMP have repeatedly said they cannot rule out the possibility that a serial killer could be preying on women along Highway 16. But they also say they've found no evidence to link the cases.
    http://www.cbc.ca/bc/story/bc_pg-murder20060215.html

    There is a lot of speculation in Canada about whether a serial killer is targeting Native American women here. As long as the possibility exists, I think LE should keep an open mind while investigating these unsolved cases.

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    Here is a link to the one non-native woman missing on Highway 16:

    http://www.findnicolehoar.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mullins
    Or read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown.
    I think you're missing something, since I'm a history teacher. The Trail of Tears has been in history books for years, as has been Wounded Knee. Every h.s. history teacher that I know teaches both. And, yes, they are both in The Americans, a widely distributed text.

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060218.BCSERIAL18/TPStory/National

    A serial killer is involved in at least three of the disappearances of women and girls along Highway 16, two retired RCMP officers say.

    Fred Maile served 25 years in the RCMP in British Columbia, including eight years in a serious-crime unit in Vancouver. He said his theory is that four girls who disappeared between 1990 and 1995 met foul play by the same individual.
    Much more at link

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    Here is another article with a picture of the crime scene. There is also a video link with an interview with a local crime historian:

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...Stories&s_name=

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    Tamara Chipman

    Most people are busy preparing for Christmas, but a father in northwestern B.C. has been searching lonely stretches of highway and logging roads trying to find his missing daughter.

    "We've pretty well covered every side road between Terrace and (Prince) Rupert," explains Tom Chipman, sitting with his wife Christine in the Kitsumkalum Firehall, headquarters for the daily ground search for Tamara Chipman, a pretty 22-year-old with a lovely smile.

    "We're up at six every morning and we quit at dusk. I know everybody's getting tired. I don't know how long we can carry on. I guess until the snow comes and the weather shuts us down."

    It's a Friday night in this northwestern B.C. town, and the volunteers are tired after walking about 15 kilometres, hunting for a shred of evidence of Tamara.

    Tom Chipman has also walked along Highway 16, which runs between Prince Rupert and Terrace, looking in culverts for his daughter.

    "It's scary looking into a culvert," says Chipman, who makes his living as a gillnet fisherman. "Every day we don't find a body is a good day."

    Chipman searched for his daughter -- his only child -- six days straight last week. A heavy snowfall last Sunday closed the road to Prince Rupert and curtailed search efforts temporarily. He resumed the search this week.

    His daughter was last seen Sept. 21 hitchhiking outside Prince Rupert, heading toward her home in Terrace. She has a two-year-old son, Jaden, who is being cared for his father, Rob Parker, who was the last to hear from her.

    According to Amnesty International Canada, Tamara's disappearance brings to 33 the number of missing or murdered women along the highway -- all but one were aboriginal.


    http://www.canada.com/victoriatimesc...266647&k=59454
    Last edited by Rle7; 02-18-2006 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Adding info

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    Although this is NOT along the hiway of tears, there is an unidentified Native woman that has been found in Alberta. She was found on April 8, 1979 and is thought to have died 1-2 years earlier. She was found In Banff, Alberta.

    Photo of reconstruction and more details at:

    http://www.doenetwork.us/cases/5ufab.html

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