WINNIPEG — Tears streamed down the faces of Tina Fontaine’s cousins as they marched in her honour Friday.
The 15-year-old’s body was pulled from the Red River one year ago this week. Her friends and family are still searching for closure.
“I don’t really want to hear but I want to know what happened, who did it,” Tina’s cousin Kattie-Lee Fontaine said. “It’s hard seeing all the girls going missing… and harder knowing we’re not getting anything out of it.”
Fontaine said the family still isn’t getting any answers from police and no one has been arrested.
A group of about 40 Manitobans walked from City Hall along Portage Avenue back to the Public Safety Building to mark the one year anniversary.
They were celebrating Fontaine’s life and the changes that have been made in the last few months such as Drag the Red while raising awareness about others who they will never see again.
“We organized this to sort of light a fire under the Winnipeg police service to sort of get some more information on what’s going on,” the march organizer Calvin Clarke said.
PHOTO GALLERY: Marching to remember Tina Fontaine
The goal is to encourage the federal government to launch an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
“It makes me feel good that people are still out there helping us trying to get answers,” Fontaine said.