Newfoundland & Labrador

The names provided here are only a portion of a larger list kept on Missing/Murdered Women and Children of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The unique history of Newfoundland & Labrador makes identifying those with Aboriginal background more difficult than other provinces, in that the Indian Act did not come into play until Confederation with Canada in 1949 – at which time, Ottawa was informed there were no Aboriginal people within the province.  Clearly, that was flagrant misinformation, but that was an official statement made that has taken a long time to correct.  Aboriginal background is often not recorded in police reports, court records, or newspaper articles – and so we often rely on family and community members to come forward to report the missing/murdered person’s ethnicity.  The people of Newfoundland & Labrador have often been denied and shamed into silence about their Aboriginal background.

The larger list being kept includes missing/murdered children (male and female).  The rationale behind this is that children are still part of their mother, and attackers also sometimes use harming children as a way to harm their mother.

Any additions/corrections to this list may be submitted to:  amelia@sjnfc.com 

♥ Name Not Recorded, , 1763, , Murdered, Inuk.

♥ Name Not Recorded, , Aug 1768, Red Indian Lake, NL, Murdered, Beothuk.

♥ Name Not Recorded, , Jul 1791, Charles Brook, Notre Dame Bay, NL, Murdered, Beothuk.

♥ Name Not Recorded, , 1803, , Murdered, Beothuk.

♥ Daphne Mesher Brown, 24, 25 Apr 1970, Goose Bay, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

♥ Sharon Murphy, 17, 6 Apr 1981, Nain, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

♥ Henrietta Millek, 25, 10 Dec 1982, St. John’s, NL, Missing, Inuk.

♥ Elaine Flowers, 20, 31 Oct 1985, Rigolet, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

♥ Joanna Andersen, 70, 21 May 1991, Nain, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

♥ Deidre Marie Michelin, 21, 20 Jan 1993, Rigolet, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

♥ Marguerite Dyson, 51, 4 Nov 1996, St. John’s, NL, Murdered, Labrador Métis.

♥ Judy Ann Benoit Ogden, 25, 24 Jun 1997, Port-au-Port, NL, Murdered, Mi’kmaq.

♥ Serena Colson, 26, 28 Feb 2002, Bedford, NS (of NL), Murdered, Mi’kmaq.

♥ Yvonne Elizabeth King, 40, 13 Oct 2002, Fox Harbour, NL, Missing, Mi’kmaq.

♥ Mary Susan Evans-Harlick, 24, 11 Dec 2002, St. John’s, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

♥ Anne Maria Lucas, 56, 21 Sep 2003, Stephenville, NL, Murdered, Mi’kmaq.

♥ Sarah Obed, 45, 1 Aug 2005, Nain, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

♥ Kimberly Jararuse, 20, 14 Jan 2010, Nain, NL, Murdered, Inuk.

♥ Stephanie Cormier Chaisson, 49, 26 Mar 2012, Stephenville, NL, Murdered, French Mi’kmaq.

♥ Bernice Joan Rich, 21, 14 Jun 2013, Sheshatshiu, NL, Murdered, Innu.

♥ Loretta Saunders, 26, 13 Feb 2014, Halifax, NS (of Goose Bay), Murdered, Inuk.

  • published this page in Community Lists 2015-02-09 21:40:46 -0800

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