RCMP investigate death of Diem Saunders, N.L. advocate for Indigenous women – Toronto Star

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RCMP investigate death of Diem Saunders, N.L. advocate for Indigenous women – Toronto Star

by NationTalk on September 9, 202128 Views

Sept. 9, 2021

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The death Tuesday of Diem Saunders, a prominent Inuk advocate for Indigenous women and rights, has left many in Atlantic Canada shocked and devastated.

Diem Saunders, formerly Delilah Saunders, was the sibling of Loretta Saunders, an Inuk woman from Labrador who was murdered in Halifax in 2014. Marie Sack first met Saunders at the 2017 community hearings for the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Membertou, Nova Scotia, where Saunders spoke openly and passionately about their murdered sibling and the need for action.

“She was strong, and a strong voice,” Sack, who works with the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association, said in an interview Thursday. “It’s such a tragedy for such a young woman that was so outspoken for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women. She leaves a legacy of being a strong voice for justice.”

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