Loretta Henderson’s 16-year-old daughter Krista Kenny was murdered in Prince Albert in 2009.
Henderson says she has been coming to an annual walk honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women and men ever since.
She says she comes year after year, not only for her daughter, but also for her nine-year-old granddaughter Shaniqua McAdam, who she now takes care of.
“With my granddaughter, I want her to be able to understand it’s not safe outside anymore, anywhere you go,” she says. “And I’d like more people to participate.”
It’s been a little over three years since Lynn Regnier’s 22-year-old niece Danielle Nyland went missing and her body was later found outside Prince Albert.
Regnier says he takes part in the walk to lend as much support as he can to affected families.
“So, we just support the missing Aboriginal women’s walk here, in Saskatoon, sometimes in North Battleford, just to support their families that sometimes — they don’t recover or find their lost one or their loved one,” he says.
The 14th annual Honouring our Brothers and Sisters Memorial Walk was hosted by the Prince Albert Grand Council.
The walk began around 10 a.m. Thursday morning at Prince Albert city hall and wound up at the Senator Allan Bird Memorial Gymnasium shortly after lunch.
Stops along the way included the provincial and federal courthouses, Kinsman Park and the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation grounds.
Barry Heimbecker, Happy Charles, Sweetgrass Kennedy and Jean Baptiste Joseph Pat Tsannie were some of the people honoured in this year’s walk.
(PHOTO: Danielle Nyland’s mother Lori Nyland (left) and her brother Gabriel Nyland (right). Photo by Fraser Needham.)