Canadian volunteers scour river for missing Indigenous women

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Drag the Red searches for human remains in the Red River as a report recently concluded Indigenous women face a ‘genocide’

As a government inquiry compiled its landmark report on the epidemic of violence against Canada’s Indigenous women, Bernadette Smith and a group of volunteers continued what they have done for years – scouring Manitoba’s Red River for human remains.

Since 2014, Smith and her team at the Drag the Red initiative have used a small motor boat to drag the murky waters in the faint hope providing closure to grieving families.

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