NBAPC Press Release re Jenny Perley
Family and friends are asking the public for help in locating Jenny Perley.
Jenny is 33 years old. She was last seen Monday April 12, 2021 on Westmorland Street in downtown Fredericton and was reported missing the next day. Jenny is Indigenous. She is approximately 5’5” tall and weighs between 125 and 130lbs. Jenny has long dark brown hair and four turtles tattooed on her left arm, as the turtles represents her children. She last seen wearing sweatpants and a sweater. She was driving a dark colored 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan with New Brunswick License plate JHY 955.
The Fredericton City Police has not yet released a public statement to the media. The New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council is frustrated by the lack of media attention given to missing Indigenous women. The media play a crucial role in informing the public and assisting in efforts to locate missing persons. The public has a right to know that all efforts are being made to locate Jenny. The Calls for Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women calls on policing services to build respectful working relationships with Indigenous Peoples, establish communication protocols with Indigenous communities and leadership, and develop protocols to ensure that all cases of missing Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQIA+ people are thoroughly investigated. For the sake of better outcomes, missing Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people need to make the news every time.
If a loved one has gone missing and you need assistance, reach out to the Gignoo Transition House helpline. The 24/7 helpline can help you to find the resources you need and help you to navigate through the system. The number is 1-833-MMI-FIND, which stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous-Families in Need of Direction.
The New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council (NBAPC) is the voice for Status and Non-Status Aboriginal Peoples who reside off-reserve in the Province of New Brunswick, providing a political voice for our members, services and programs. ************* Gignoo Transition House is a 24/7 safe house for Indigenous women and their children who are experiencing domestic violence; physical, sexual, emotional, mental, spiritual and financial.