It’s been nearly two years since Métis woman Megan Gallagher went missing in Saskatoon.

Now, Gallagher’s sister says she will be joining a nationwide walk in her honour.

Lindsey Bishop will be travelling to Vancouver this weekend to join Krista’s Kilometres for MMIW.

The journey is a ten-month trek across Canada led by people who have been affected by missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Bishop hopes the nationwide walk will keep the conversations going.

“Generations of trauma led to this and generations of misinformation and not talking and having those conversations that have made it so our women and girls are marginalized and taken advantage of,” said Bishop.

Bishop says she is anxious about the journey, but she says she is surrounded by amazing people supporting her and says Krista Fix – the woman organizing the nationwide walk – is very supportive as well.

Bishop was joined by family, friends, members of the community, and Métis elders at an event in Saskatoon on Friday where they joined her in solidarity as she prepares for her journey.

Megan Gallagher’s and Lindsey Bishop’s dad Brian Gallagher says it’s “impossible” to explain the experience of having a loved one who is missing.

“You just have to go on because others are counting on you,” said Gallagher. “It doesn’t mean you stop feeling, doesn’t mean you stop hurting, and it doesn’t mean you stop looking…you just have to go on.”

Megan Gallagher was last seen in Saskatoon in September of 2020. Anyone who may know what happened to her is asked to call the authorities.

(Lindsey Bishop.  Photo by Joel Willick)