Warning Issued To Saskatchewan Native Women

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 14:01



The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is advising Aboriginal women to protect themselves and be extra cautious.


The warning came at a news conference in Saskatoon yesterday from FSIN Vice Chief Delbert Wapass.


Wapass and representatives from Aboriginal women’s organizations hosted the press gathering to underscore their concern about the growing number of Aboriginal women that continue to be murdered or go missing.


Fort Qu’Appelle teenager Amber Redman and Regina resident Melanie Geddes are the latest to be added to the list of missing Native women from this province.


Wapass claims 15 Aboriginal women have gone missing or been murdered in Saskatchewan since the start of last year.


He says many Native women no longer feel safe, and he is promising that the FSIN will be unveiling a strategy to address this situation.