First day of testimony to the commission on the murdered indigenous women

News 12 March, 2018
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    Cheryl McDonald

    QMI agency

    Monday, 12 march, 2018 21:48

    Monday, 12 march, 2018 21:48

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    MONTREAL – the relatives and survivors have given shocking testimonies, on Monday, the first day of the visit to Montreal of the national Survey of women and girls missing and murdered aboriginal.

    Cheryl McDonald, a woman of Kanesatake, reported the disappearance and death of her sister Carleen, in September 1988. My mother called us on Monday morning. She said “she is not back, I’m worried about,” remembered McDonald.

    His sister was a party in the middle of the night in the woods, without her children, while she was living a sentence of love. His body was found seven weeks later.

    “You can never forget the smell of death. This is horrible”, let it fall, with emotion, Cheryl McDonald.

    The latter continued his testimony for two hours in front of the commission, speaking of the violent environment in which his sister and she grew up and the lack of cooperation from the local police to find Carleen.

    The brother of Rose-Ann Blackned, found dead in November 2991 Val-d’or, also testified Monday. Beaten violently at the exit of a bar, it would have then been abandoned to its fate. “After several days, they found the body of my sister in a fetal position trying to stay warm then it is dead frozen”, he told.

    Some 70 people are to be heard this week in Montreal, in a public meeting or behind closed doors.

    To date, the commission has heard 763 the witnesses, while 630 people have said that they wanted to share their experiences with the commissioners. They have also called for an extension of the duration of the two-year Investigation.