Coworkers of Mackaylah Gerard-Roussin ,the 20-year-old indigenous woman found dead on a remote ATV trail near Woodridge, Manitoba, are remembering her as a special, beautiful soul who was working towards a bright future. Gerard-Roussin's murder is another example of gender-based violence that plagues the world.
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. Grand Chief Garrison Settee issued a statement to share condolences to Gerard-Roussin's loved ones.
"We need to ensure that our women are safe and free from violence. It is a basic human right to live without fear of violence, threats, and abuse," the statement reads.
"There is more work to be done, and we cannot accept the loss of another daughter, sister, mother, or loved one to gender-based violence."
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