A week-long walk is set to get underway Sunday from Prince Albert to La Ronge.
The event not only raises awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, but for the renewed search efforts for Happy Mary Charles, who went missing in April 2017.
“We need to basically raise awareness that we are still looking,” said spokesperson Carson Poitras. “Hopefully people, especially in the farming communities, can make sure they’re aware that possible remains may be on their land.”
Poitras says there currently are 28 people committed to participate in the walk. He says that support is very overwhelming.
“(There’s) been an overwhelming support from outside of our community. We’ve had people here within our community who has stepped up to come forward to help us out. We’re hoping this walk will raise that awareness,” Poitras explained.
“It’s also going be a healing walk for her kids and granddaughters. They’re the ones that we’re basically doing it for. We were told that a walk like this would help them on their healing journey. To help them get some answers and to help them with their daily struggles with this.”
Donations are being accepted through a GoFundMe page.
(PHOTO: Happy Charles. Photo courtesy of Prince Albert police.)