loretta saunders murder
"Where I come from, it's very isolated. ... We didn't know about things like this. It was only in the movies."
"After my grieving and healing, I plan to start doing work to prevent this from happening to any other child," she told a
But amid the gruesome details of the 26-year-old's death in February 2014, the motive for the slaying remains a mystery. Blake
Blake Leggette, 26, and his 28-year-old girlfriend Victoria Henneberry were charged with first-degree murder two weeks after
Since the news of her body being found along the Trans-Canada highway in New Brunswick was made public, several prominent media and political voices have argued that Loretta's murder had nothing to do with her being an indigenous woman. It doesn't matter what the accused knew about Loretta Saunders. The point I've been trying to make and Loretta is making in her work is that indigenous women are more vulnerable due to the social impacts of being both indigenous and a woman in Canada; increased levels of poverty and social isolation among them.
The 26-year-old Inuk woman, who was originally from Labrador but was studying at St. Mary's University in Halifax, went missing
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's three main party leaders have joined the voices calling for a national public inquiry into missing
After hearing about Loretta's murder, I walked home, the loneliest walk of my life. I was her thesis advisor an I am still in shock at the news, especially of her final resting place. That image hurts beyond anything I could say in words. Lying in a ditch along the Trans-Canada Highway. I simply cannot get this image out of my mind.
OTTAWA - It took the disappearance of a cousin to bring Holly Jarrett and her estranged mother together after a year of silence
Supt. Jim Perrin of Halifax Regional Police said investigators believe the 26-year-old university student was slain on Feb