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Letters: Establish a scholarship fund for Indigenous youth in Manitoba – The StarPhoenix

Oct 19, 2023

Readers offer their opinions on the proposed search for missing Indigenous women in a Manitoba landfill and the war in the Middle East.

A brutal nationwide legacy has been pinpointed at the Winnipeg landfill in Manitoba. Bereaved family members, social and political agencies and opportunists are expressing a collective outrage and demand that the bodies of two missing Indigenous women be found.

The projected cost of a search is estimated to be from $84 to $184 million, while offering no certainty of success and considerable risk to those who search. Let us note that it is not just victims of crime whose mortal remains are lost to us.

Countless sets of human remains lie beneath the sea, lost to war and shipwreck. Mount Everest climbers remain forever entombed in the mountaintop ice. Coal miners lie in collapsed mines around the world. Lost soldiers and airmen from two world wars are still being recovered from time to time.

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