November 15, 2012

Winnipeg's Most buys headstones for women

Winnipeg hip-hop group buys headstones for slain women

Memorials being made for Carolyn Sinclair, Divas BoulangerWinnipeg's Most, a local hip-hop group, has purchased headstones to honour two aboriginal women who were killed within the past decade.

Members of the group recently ordered a gravestone to be made for Carolyn Sinclair, 25, whose body was found near a dumpster in the city's West End on March 31.

Winnipeg's Most has also purchased a memorial for Divas Boulanger, 28, a transgendered person whose body was found near Portage la Prairie, Man., in 2004.

Jamie Prefontaine, who is known within Winnipeg's Most as Brooklyn, says the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women hits close to home.

"I had an auntie who was murdered in the '90s, so I kind of know the feeling," he told CBC News on Wednesday.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Navajo Art to Fund Rape Documentary and What's Wrong with No Doubt's Video.

Below:  "Jamie Prefontaine, known as Brooklyn of Winnipeg's Most, says headstones will be purchased annually to honour Manitoba's missing and murdered aboriginal women." (CBC)

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