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NWAC Demands Justice for Chelsea Poorman, Chantel Moore and to See Justice Served for All Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

May 16, 2022

OTTAWA – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is demanding justice for Chelsea Poorman and Chantel Moore.

Chelsea’s remains were discovered in April under a blanket in the backyard of a decaying mansion In Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighbourhood. The Saskatchewan Indigenous woman had gone missing 592 days prior to the discovery. The Vancouver police department is treating her death as not suspicious.

NWAC stands by the calls by the family for a re-investigation.

Chantel Moore of Fredericton, New Brunswick, was shot by an New Brunswick police officer during a “wellness check” nearly two years ago. To date, there have been no satisfactory responses in this case. A coroner’s inquest - which had been delayed - is set to begin today. NWAC will be watching the inquest closely having repeatedly called for justice for Chantel Moore.

“NWAC demands that all cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people be treated with the urgency and care they deserve,” says Lynne Groulx, NWAC CEO.

“No one should have to fight for answers or wait for justice. Chelsea Poorman, Chantel Moore, - along with every other missing or murdered Indigenous woman whose cases have been ignored - deserve more than that.”


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Joan Weinman, joanweinman@rogers.com 613-294-5679

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Roselie LeBlanc at roselie@sparkadvocacy.ca or 604-928-3233.

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About The Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.