On the day following the Aug. 19 vigil and march honouring the memory of Tina Fontaine and Faron Hall, grassroots activists set up a protest camp in Memorial Park to call for a national inquiry in to the causes of violence against missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.
By way of background, Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old girl, had been murdered and her body dumped in the Red River. Faron Hall, a homeless man who gained national fame for rescuing two people from the Red River, drowned under circumstances that are unknown at this time. Their deaths shocked and saddened the community. As a result, thousands converged on the Alexander Docks, on the bank of the Red River, to honour their memory. The mourners then marched through downtown Winnipeg to The Forks where they held a vigil at the Oodena Celebration Circle.
In this video report, two of the women leading the protest camp speak about the grassroots movement.