There is some relief that the Alberta Crown is appealing the acquittal of a man accused of killing Cindy Gladue, but the Edmonton woman’s death remains a rallying point for those frustrated with the lack of official action on missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada.
At least 23 rallies were held across the country on Thursday to demand justice.
Perry Bellegarde, chief of the Assembly of First Nations, was among the crowd in Saskatoon.
Bellegarde welcomed the appeal but says the fundamental problem remains.
“I am outraged by the original decision,” Bellegarde says in a statement. “First Nations people from across Canada are outraged by the original decision.
“This stands as one too many examples of systemic discrimination towards First Nations people.”
Gladue, 36, bled to death in…
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