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Canadian First Nations Demand Action on Missing and Murdered Women

"Even though the grave has silenced my granddaughter's voice, I will continue to speak for her," vows Renee Hess of Helyna Rivera, a Mohawk woman who was murdered in the US-Canada border city of Buffalo, NY on Aug. 10, 2011.

Hess was one of many family and community members at the 2015 Strawberry Ceremony, an annual Valentine's Day event organized to mourn and protest the brutal rapes, killings, and disappearances of over 1,100 indigenous women since 1981.  Read more.

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