Badiuk’s comments came to light the day Rinelle Harper—the shy 16-year-old indigenous girl left for dead in the city’s Assiniboine River after a brutal sexual assault—spoke publicly for the first time after her recovery.She called for an inquiry to help explain why so many indigenous girls and women are being murdered in Winnipeg, and elsewhere in Canada.
“If things don’t work out, use the calling card and I’ll come get you,” she said.
When Tina didn’t come home, Thelma reported her missing to police. Friends say she was working in the sex trade to earn money.
Almost 90 per cent of children in foster care in Manitoba are Aboriginal, the highest rate in Canada.) Tina was last seen on Aug. “I want to go home to Sagkeeng, where I’m loved,” she told her.
The friend says Tina was approached by a man who asked her to perform a sex act. Within days, Winnipeg police would announce another missing Aboriginal girl last seen in the North End. Since Tina’s death, Thelma has refused to leave her tidy home on Louis Riel Drive.
“They have contributed NOTHING to the development of Canada. Get to work, tear the treaties and shut the FK up already. ” Another day in Winnipeg, another hateful screed against the city’s growing indigenous population.