Sheila St. Claire Vigil held at Duluth City Hall
Sheila St. Claire, a 55-year-old, Native American woman went missing on August 20th 2015.
On Thursday, September 15 at 12:30 pm, at Duluth City Hall, a vigil was held for Sheila St. Claire and other missing indigenous women.
The Native Lives Matter Coalition, Idle No More organization and the Duluth Violent Crimes Unit hosted the vigil together.
Shawn Carr, a community organizer with Idle No More, talked about how Sheila’s disappearance being significant to so many.
“This is important. She’s been gone for a long time. Her family and the community, you know, really wants her back. You know, we’re just looking for like a few pieces of the puzzle. I’m committed to doing this every year until we bring Sheila home. We’re not going to leave anybody behind.” Carr said.
Every year, since her disappearance, a vigil has been held for Sheila. Her disappearance was reported on September 10th of 2015.
Renee Ann Goodrich, a member of the Native Lives Matter Coalition stressed the importance of keeping Sheila’s memory alive.
“Keeping this in the public eye, creating the visibility that’s needed to help bring Sheila home.” Goodrich said.
The Duluth Police Department, have also offered a reward for anyone to help find Sheila.
Finalist for Duluth Police Chief, Mike Ceynowa also said, “If you know anything, please call 218-730-5050.”.
If you are interested in helping the search for Sheila or other missing indigenous women you can find their Facebook and Twitter at https://www.facebook.com/mikwendaagozi/ and https://twitter.com/mikwendaagozi