Assembly of First Nations meeting to honour Rinelle Harper
 

Assembly of First Nations meeting to honour Rinelle Harper

The teen was viciously assaulted and left for dead near the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg last month


 

WINNIPEG – A three-day meeting of the Assembly of First Nations begins this morning with a special ceremony to honour Rinelle Harper.

The teen was viciously assaulted and left for dead near the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg last month.

She somehow survived and has been called a hero by some for escaping the fate of hundreds of other missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Grand Chief David Harper, who represents northern Manitoba First Nations who are hosting the meeting, says many chiefs wanted to meet the 16-year-old.

Harper says she will address the assembly, even though she is still healing.

The chiefs are meeting to elect a new national leader, to debate the organization’s restructuring and to discuss the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women.


 

Assembly of First Nations meeting to honour Rinelle Harper

  1. Apparently Miss Harper did speak and backed up the call for an Inquiry on the Missing Women and Girls. Unfortunately what most of the media is hiding is the fact that Miss Harper was attacked by two aboriginal men. As a fair number of the missing have probably been at the wrong end of spousal abuse and violence against women on the reserves, why don’t the chiefs call their own inquiry and figure it out? Or is this just another attempt to fleece the Feds for more money?