As It Happens is telling the stories of Canada's murdered and missing indigenous women and girls. The stories collected here are just a few among hundreds documented in a new CBC project called "Missing and Murdered: Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls."
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Missing and Murdered

  • Sarah Skunk AIH Feature

    Sarah Skunk (Last seen in 1986)

    by Robert Ballantyne

    Melissa Skunk’s aunt, Sarah, has been missing for nearly thirty years. Her family has never stopped looking, and in the fall of last year, there was a new lead. The facial composite of an unidentified body found in Oregon looked just like Sarah.

    Posted: Apr 13, 2015 12:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 14, 2015 2:02 PM ET
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  • Shelly Dene AIH Feature

    As It Happens Shelly Tannis Dene (Last seen in 2013)

    by Robert Ballantyne

    Candice L’hommecourt can’t forget the last words her sister Shelly Dene said to her: “Don’t ever say goodbye.” Those prophetic last words have fuelled her search to find out why her sister disappeared in Edmonton in the summer of 2013.

    Posted: Apr 10, 2015 4:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 10, 2015 4:45 PM ET
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  • Maisy Odjick AIH Feature

    Maisy Marie Odjick (Last seen in 2008)

    by Robert Ballantyne

    The last time Laurie Odjick saw her daughter, Maisy, she was mowing her grandmother’s lawn. It was a Friday and 16-year-old Maisy was going to be sleeping over at her cousin Shannon Alexander’s for the weekend. "I hugged her, and kissed her, told her I loved her and I'd see her later."

    Posted: Apr 09, 2015 1:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 10, 2015 5:07 PM ET
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    Claudette Priscilla June Osborne (Last seen in 2008)

    by Robert Ballantyne

    Matthew Bushby still holds out hope that he’ll see his fiancée, Claudette Osborne, again. But he says not knowing what happened to her is “like open heart surgery and them not sewing you up.”

    Posted: Apr 08, 2015 1:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 13, 2015 4:53 PM ET
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  • Bev Jacobs

    Bev Jacobs on Canada's murdered and missing indigenous women

    by Robert Ballantyne

    No one person can speak on behalf of so many, but for years, Bev Jacobs has tried to raise awareness for Canada's missing and murdered women and their families.

    Posted: Apr 05, 2015 4:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 15, 2015 12:29 PM ET
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