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  • Story of Sharon Abraham

    Sharon Nora Jane Abraham, 39, from Sagkeeng First Nation, Man., was a mother of five who was known for her sense of humour, laughter and friendliness. In January 2004, Abraham was reported missing from New Westminster, B.C., and in November 2004 RCMP said forensic evidence linked her to serial killer Robert Pickton’s farm. Her family said that evidence was her fingernail. Although the RCMP believe Pickton was responsible for Abraham’s death, no charges were laid. “Despite this, we still believe that Pickton was responsible for her death,” Cpl. Janelle Shoihet, a B.C. media relations officer said in an email. “The B.C. Coroner has issued a death certificate using information gleaned from the investigation but in the absence of new or different information, no further action will be taken by the project team.”

  • Story of Linda Rose

    Linda Rose Guimond was born Dec. 23, 1963 in Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba. Guimond was known for her beautiful smile, her spirited energy and laugh. Family members say the mother of three disappeared sometime in the 1980s after moving to Winnipeg, but they can no longer recall the date. They said it’s possible she was hitchhiking to B.C. with her boyfriend. Her brother said relatives reported Guimond’s disappearance to police but the Winnipeg Police Service, Manitoba RCMP, Vancouver Police Department and B.C. RCMP have no record of her case

  • Story of Tiffany Skye

    Tiffany Maureen Skye, 19, from Bloodvein First Nation, Man., was last seen on Aug. 8, 2011, in Winnipeg. Her body was found five days later near the St. Andrews dam at Lockport, north of Winnipeg. Skye was funny and outgoing and liked to spend time with her younger sister. Her case, deemed criminal in nature, is open and being investigated by Project Devote, a joint task force of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP that investigates unsolved historical homicides and missing person cases.

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  • In The News | The Canadian Library

    TCL In The News The Canadian Library and its desire to start difficult yet important conversations and help educate thousands of Canadians has attracted much news media. Here you will find some of the highlighted coverage (in reverse chronological order) that talks about the project and the stories. Art exhibit to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and children Global News September 6 2022 06:26pm Read More Newmarket hosts exhibit honouring missing, murdered Indigenous women New Market Today September 16 2022 Read More Markham advocate initiates nationwide Canadian Library project for true reconciliation September 24 2022 Read More

  • Micro Gallery Resources | The Canadian Library

    Micro Gallery Resources Poster for display on a Micro Gallery Download PDF "Get Involved" Poster Download PDF

  • The Canadian Library | Reconciliation With Indigenous Peoples in Canada

    The Canadian Library (TCL) is a grassroots art installation project that will act as a memorial to all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls ( MMIWG ) and Children. Objective Our goal is to cover 8,000 of books in Indigenous fabric as a testament to the lives lost. Stories that have been gathered from all across Canada will be published on our website. They will function in conjunction with the installation and supplement our library. Read More The Canadian Library is an initiative that was started to promote three objectives Open Dialogue By offering a platform to share stories and learn from each other Educate Canadians On the true history of Canada, the impact of colonialism on the lives of Indigenous Peoples in Canada Encourage A proactive approach towards True Reconciliation Vision & Mission Indigenous designed fabrics cover the books in the bookcases, and are a reflection of the unique lives of the women whose names are embossed on the books. The memories of the women as told by their loved ones resonate with stunning reality across Canada. The need in society to be part of the solution and help take part is realized by the many hands who help cover and create the art pieces. These beautiful bookcases are stunning momentos that will never let us forget the murdered and missing women of Canada. linda manyguns Calgary, Alberta Land Acknowledgement The Canadian Library acknowledges and honours Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls ( MMIWG ) and children whose lives were violently taken by the hands of colonizers and settlers. The Library recognizes and acknowledges the effect of residential schools and colonialism on Indigenous families and communities and to consider how the Library will aim to move forward in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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