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Story of Gloria Gladue

Gloria Mildred Gladue, 44, was from Bigstone Cree Nation in northern Alberta. She was a mother of seven and grandmother to several children.


Her family said she was funny, traditional and known for her great bannock, stew and moose meat. The last time her family heard from her was through a text message sent on Oct. 8, 2015, telling them she loved them and saying goodnight.


On June 27, 2018, Grant Arthur Sneesby, 68, from Gladstone, Man., was arrested in Edmonton by the RCMP’s historical homicide unit. He’s been charged with second-degree murder and offering an indignity to human remains.


Since her disappearance the family has been doing their own searches, not believing that the RCMP was doing as much as they could in the search for their mother. In November 2017, her children spoke at the MMIWG inquiry hearings in Edmonton.