August 31, 2017 06:15 PM
The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO), is renewing its call for search of a missing Indigenous woman.
Sheila St. Clair of Duluth has been missing since 2015. St. Clair was reported missing September 10th. She was 48 years old at the time of the report.
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Police said she was headed to the White Earth Reservation, but never made it.
This call comes after a an Indigenous woman was found dead after being reported missing several weeks ago. 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was pregnant when she went missing. Police found a new born girl in a North Dakota apartment where she had lived. Her death was ruled as homicidal violence.
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The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO), Mending the Sacred Hoop, and Sacred Hoop Coalition of Duluth in a statement say they are grieving with the family of Greywind.
"We are heartbroken to learn her body was recovered from the Red River yesterday," the group said. "This tragedy affects us all and we hold her family and our Indigenous community in our prayers."
The group also says the latest news reminds everyone of other missing Indigenous women, including Sheila St. Clair.
"As we grieve for the life of this young Indigenous woman, we are reminded yet again that Sheila St. Clair, an Indigenous woman from Duluth, is still missing. Sheila has been missing for the past two years with no updates. There are countless Indigenous women who go missing and are murdered every year in the United States, Canada, and Mexico."
The group is planning a vigil for St. Clair on September 15 at Central Hillside Park. The vigil will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Updated: August 31, 2017 06:15 PM
Created: August 31, 2017 10:38 AM
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