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Colleen Cardinal and her son, Sage Cree Hele, are Plains Cree from the Treaty 6 area in Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Alberta.
"Our family has experienced tremendous historical violence from colonization, and we wanted to share our story about the women who have been murdered in our family to honour their spirit. We also believe in sharing our stories to create awareness of how Indigenous women are misrepresented in the media. We hope that our story will affect how you consume mainstream media and remind you that the Indigenous women who are missing and murdered in Canada are all loved, cared about and worthy of national attention." - Colleen Cardinal
Colleen's sister was murdered in an Edmonton, AB. park on July 26, 1990, and Colleen describes the subsequent media coverage as racist, sexist and deeply painful for her and her family.