By David Shield, CBC News Posted: Mar 21, 2016
Grade 7-8 students made posters, researched missing women
Students from Saskatoon’s St. Mary’s School took to the hallways of the University of Saskatchewan Monday to raise awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women.
This morning, Grade 7 and 8 students held a flash mob at the university’s Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre.
‘It’s no fair to the families of these women to be forgotten … It’s important to give them a voice back so their families will be happy.’ – Student Khyle Refuerzo participates in a flash mob to raise awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women
Each of them held a poster of a woman who had gone missing from the city.
Student Khyle Refuerzo researched Daleen Bosse, a 25-year-old mother and student who was murdered in 2004.
Refuerzo said he was glad to draw attention to the issue.
“It’s no fair to the families of these women to be forgotten,” said Refuerzo. “It’s important to give them a voice back so their families will be happy.”
Another student, Keenan Kakakaway, researched the story of 12-year-old Susan Duff, a girl who went missing from Saskatoon 32 years ago.
“It’s really sad that this happens to girls,” he said. “That’s why we’re all here. To make a change.”
The flash mob was held in conjunction with International Day for the Elimination of Racism, which is today, March 21.