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First A4W.ca publication!

Today, A4W.ca rolled out the first of many contributions I will be making to this very informative and current mobile platform. A4W.ca is a great source for facts, stories, and community engagement surrounding the issues faced by the Indigenous community, … Continue reading

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Redefining ‘me’

“Hey Dee, Just want you to know that I am insanely proud of you and how much you’ve matured over the past couple of years. I see nothing but success and greatness in your future. I may sometimes be hard … Continue reading

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To the very end.

The autopsy couldn’t be performed until weeks of -20 temperature could be reversed. The police and coroner tiptoed around using the phrase ‘thaw out’. I’ve since envisioned and still envision the positions in which she was placed inside of the … Continue reading

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26 (Part 2)

My cell phone and FaceBook account were chock-full of messages from reporters, family, friends, and complete strangers for months following my sister’s disappearance. From Tofino, I did a couple of Skype interviews with news stations in Halifax. When in Halifax, … Continue reading

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26 (Part 1)

When I landed in Halifax, instead of being greeted by my sister’s beaming smile, there were reporters asking me questions. I got a ride from my friend who dropped me off at the Dartmouth bus terminal where I picked up … Continue reading

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of life as I knew it. (Part 2)

I sat in the corner against the sliding glass doors that led to the community balcony for a while before asking my friend to look down the hall. She said there was a police officer sitting outside of the door. … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end.. (Part 1)

It’s been 303 days since I’ve seen my sister, Loretta Saunders, alive. 224 since she was murdered. 31 days since her 27th birthday. And 11 since I’ve given up booze. The last time I saw my sister was on November … Continue reading

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