Having survived a horrific assault and being left for dead in Winnipeg in November, 16-year-old Rinelle Harper says a national inquiry on murdered and missing native women ‘would be a chance for women and their families to heal from the past.’
(Lyle Stafford For The Globe and Mail)
Ever since her heart stopped, Rinelle Harper has been striving for normalcy. She fought for her life and now she wants to live like the 16-year-old she is – spending too much time on Facebook, listening to Eminem, playing volleyball, resisting her mother’s suggestions on how to wear her long black hair.
It has been nearly five months since a beaten Rinelle crawled out of Winnipeg’s freezing Assiniboine River, only to be attacked again on a footpath by two men who left her there to die. Now she is giving a voice to the murdered and missing native…
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