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January 24th, 2023
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and the Landfill Search Feasibility Study Committee provides the following update:
The Landfill Search Feasibility Study Committee (LFSC) met on January 19th and was provided with an update from Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Emily Holland, Co-chair of the LFSC Technical Subcommittee on a meeting with the owner of the Prairie Green Landfill. The purpose of the meeting was to clarify the current operations status of the landfill and the area/s that the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) has marked as an area of interest in the potential search and recovery of the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran.
On January 6, 2023, the Prairie Green Landfill owner met with the members of the technical sub-committee and confirmed that no additional materials had been deposited to the landfill cell in question since June 2022. This information means there is less overburden (waste) to remove for a proper search if it is such to be determined to be feasible.
The committee has also confirmed that the funding proposal has been submitted to the Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada office and we are expecting to receive a decision shortly.
The LFSC continues to meet regularly, and all efforts are being made to conduct the work promptly and urgently. The feasibility study is anticipated to be completed by March 31, 2023.
For more information, please contact:
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
Email: [email protected]
About the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
The AMC was formed in 1988 by the Chiefs in Manitoba to advocate on issues that commonly affect First Nations in Manitoba. AMC is an authorized representative of 62 of the 63 First Nations in Manitoba with a total of more than 151,000 First Nation citizens in the province, accounting for approximately 12 percent of the provincial population. AMC represents a diversity of Anishinaabe (Ojibway), Nehetho / Ininew (Cree), Anishininew (Ojibwe-Cree), Denesuline (Dene) and Dakota Oyate (Dakota) people.