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Saskatoon Students Hold Flash Mob For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

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Students from St. Mary’s School held a flash mob at the U of S campus Monday to raise awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women. (Don Somers/CBC News)

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.”

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Students from St. Mary’s School held a flash mob at the U of S campus Monday to raise awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women. (Don Somers/CBC News)

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.

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3 thoughts on “Saskatoon Students Hold Flash Mob For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

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  2. Pamela J Thomas

    I think it’s good for them to be remembered. The stunts making aware is a good thing.This id terrible.

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