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Precious Ones: Nova Scotia family mourns #MMIWG through art and song



Holly Moore
APTN National News
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,

TERRI-LYNNE-POULETTE

Terrilynne Poullette, 17, disappeared in late February 2005 from Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia. Her body was found near Goat Island more than a year later. No charges were ever laid in her death


Jane Paul, 33

JANE-PAUL

Jane Paul, 33 was found overdosing against a street light in Sydney, Nova Scotia in March 2016. Friends allege she did not inject drugs and police drove past her a number of times.


Cheryl Anne Johnson, 23

CHERYL-ANN-JOHNSON

The body of Cheryl Anne Johnson, 23, was found partially clothed in Sydney Harbour after walking away from a local bar in May 2001.


 

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