Mi’kmaw alert system helps find people missing from Indigenous Cape Breton communities – CBC

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Mi’kmaw alert system helps find people missing from Indigenous Cape Breton communities – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 202217 Views

Jun 20, 2022

Former first responder developed system that now serves 4,000 people

Jennifer Jesty will never forget the first emergency alert she sent about a missing girl in Cape Breton.

The developer of a Mi’kmaw-led system for five First Nations in Cape Breton said the program wasn’t fully launched when police reached out looking for help.

“I typed out the alert, and I hit send, and then I just paced the floor,” said Jesty.

“It was about 45 minutes later, [that police] called back and said, ‘Jennifer, how did you do that? She is home and safe with her family. You were able to do in 45 minutes what we couldn’t do in 24 hours.'”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/mi-kmaw-communities-expand-alert-system-1.6491040

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