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The Missing, The Mourned - Missing and murdered Aboriginal people in Canada: Segment 3

Interview with Miriam Saunders, mother of Loretta Saunders

by Annie Clair and Praxis Media

Miriam Saunders, mother of Loretta Saunders. [Photo: M.Howe]
Miriam Saunders, mother of Loretta Saunders. [Photo: M.Howe]

K'jipuktuk (Halifax) - This interview is the third in a follow-up to Annie Clair's piece 'The Missing, The Mourned - Missing and Murdered Aboriginal peoples in Canada', which appeared in Halifax's 'The Coast'.

The Halifax Media Co-op presents Annie's interviews with the three mothers of missing and murdered Aboriginal peoples that featured in her story.

The third interview, presented here, is with Miriam Saunders, a Inuit woman from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador

Miriam is Loretta Saunders' mother.

Loretta, a student at Saint Mary's University, was last seen on February 13th, 2014, in the Cowie Hill area of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

After an intensive, inter-provincial, search, Loretta's body was found on February 26th, near Salisbury, New Brunswick. The 26 year old student had been three months pregnant at the time of her murder.

Trials for two individuals accused of first degree murder in Loretta's death are ongoing.

This is the third in our series of interviews with mothers of murdered and missing Aboriginal persons.

The first interview in the series, with Pam Fillier, mother of Hilary Bonnell, can be found here.

The second interview in the series, with Mandy Metallic, mother of Chris Metallic, can be found here.

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