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The Doucette family invited APTN Reporter Holly Moore into their home this past February. Moore was in Eskasoni, Nova Scotia filming her episode, “Precious Ones” airing Friday, May 5.
The program looks into Indigenous women’s deaths that were declared no foul play by authorities and how their families are looking to the federal inquiry for help to re-open their cases.
Mi’kmaq Elder Vaughen Doucette sings a mourning song for Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Also pictured is Tricia Johnson, the sister of Cheryl Johnson who is featured in the program. Mona Benard is also pictured.
His daughter Sasha Doucette started a REDress project in Sydney, Nova Scotia honouring Cheryl Ann Johnson, Jane Paul and Terrilynne Poulette, her cousin. She also takes photos of red ribbon shirts, where murdered and missing Mi’kmaq men are found.
Terrilynne Poullette, 17,
Jane Paul, 33
Cheryl Anne Johnson, 23
The body of Cheryl Anne Johnson, 23, was found partially clothed in Sydney Harbour after walking away from a local bar in May 2001.