Friends in Christ, around the Pacific Mountain Region,
We share this invitation to United Church of Canada staff people, as from our denomination’s Indigenous Ministries. Within this ask for support are resources that local communities of faith and ministries may also want to use and share, with links to more information and graphics below.
“Indigenous Ministries and is asking all staff to support our social media solidarity campaign to search the Prairie Green landfill for the remains of two Indigenous women, Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran, who were murdered in 2022.
Their families and communities have been calling for a search of the landfill ever since, and the province has refused. The federal government will not take action alone.
Landfill searches for non-Indigenous murder victims have been successfully undertaken in the past, yet Manitoba remains unwilling to act in this case. This is an act of racism, and demonstrates a lack of humanity. It has emboldened others to commit racist acts against those calling for the basic dignity that has been afforded to others to be shown for Morgan and Marcedes.
The United Church of Canada believes that the inherent dignity of every human being must be respected. In life, and now in death, Morgan, Marcedes, and thousands of other missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two Spirit people have been denied the dignity and respect that they deserve.
We call on the government to bring Morgan and Marcedes home to their loved ones.
We are in solidarity with Camp Morgan and Camp Marcedes in Winnipeg.”
- Read the full story at https://united-church.ca/news/united-church-calls-manitoba-s…
- Visit The United Church of Canada Facebook Photos page to download graphics. https://www.facebook.com/UnitedChurchCda/photos