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Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters

Filed Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | Opinion
More on: alberta, crime, joey english, mmiw, terese marie mailhot, women
     
   

Joey English went missing in Calgary, Alberta, in June 2016. She was 25 years old and from the Piikani Nation. Photo: Justice for Joey English

The tragic death of Joey English in Canada highlights the growing problem of missing and murdered and indigenous women. Writer Terese Marie Mailhot (Seabird Island Band) has more on the lax punishment facing the man who admitted dismembering the 25-year-old from the Piikani Nation:
Joey English’s body was hidden for a day under Joshua Jordan Weise’s bed before he dismembered her and threw the body parts in several locations. The man was released on bail twice after pleading guilty to the crime.

The death and dismemberment of Joey English is a true horror story, and the lack of justice has further traumatized English’s family, and has created a deepening sense of fear for Native women across North America.

The man who dismembered her will not serve more than 24 months, according to the Crown prosecutor on the case.

Joey’s story and the truth of her life will always be in the shadow of injustice. Her body was dismembered, and her own mother wants to know where the rest of her can be found. The police called off the search for her remains after only four months.

Read More on the Story:
Terese Mailhot: Missing and Murdered Women: The Fight to Exist Amid a Modern Horror (Indian Country Media Network 4/9)

Also Today:
Family of woman dismembered in Calgary warned to expect short sentence (CBC 3/31)
Man who dismembered Joey English's body offers apology to her family (The Calgary Herald 3/31)

Related Stories:
Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters (03/22)
Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters (02/16)


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