Five years since Tina Fontaine’s passing and little has changed in Manitoba”
August 20, 2019
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – This week marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Tina Fontaine and little has changed to address root causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Manitoba. Our hearts go out to Tina’s family, friends and community for their loss.
Tina Fontaine’s body was found on August 17th 2014, in the Red River after being abducted and killed near Downtown Winnipeg. Her death sparked outrage in First Nations regarding the many service agencies that failed Tina and her family. It also shone a light on the direct link between the gross over-representation of First Nations children in foster care and the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Manitoba.