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Illustrations tell story of Marlene Bird, homeless woman beaten and set on fire

Marlene Bird was beaten, assaulted and set on fire six months ago. The 47-year-old Cree woman, a homeless residential school survivor, barely survived the horrific attack. These illustrations look at the circumstances that contributed to Marlene's attack and her struggle to recover.

Cree woman was beaten and set on fire last June but survived and has finally found a home


Marlene Bird was beaten, assaulted and set on fire six months ago. The 47-year-old Cree woman, a homeless residential school survivor, barely survived the horrific attack.

These illustrations, created by graphic journalist Dan Archer, look at the circumstances that contributed to Marlene's attack and her struggle to recover.