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Northern B.C. First Nation launches plea for action on 2 missing members – The Free Press

Nov 03, 2023

Saik’uz First Nation to host press conference on missing community members near Highway of Tears

Saik’uz First Nation and Carrier Sekani Child & Family Services will be hosting a press conference in Vanderhoof, B.C. on Nov. 3 to call for more action to find two missing community members.

Chelsey Quaw (Heron) and Jay Preston Raphael are both missing members of the Saik’uz First Nation, located 120 km west of Prince George, just outside Vanderhoof, B.C. and just 14 km south of Highway 16. Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert is known as the Highway of Tears, due to the high number of missing and murdered women in the area, the majority of whom over the years have been Indigenous.

The press conference is planned for Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 starting at 2 p.m. at the Vanderhoof Tourism Cultural Centre.

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