Poplar River couple paddle to Winnipeg to bring attention to missing, murdered Indigenous males like their son – The Star

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Poplar River couple paddle to Winnipeg to bring attention to missing, murdered Indigenous males like their son – The Star

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 202112 Views

When Bradley and Verle Bushie paddled a small canoe onto the banks of the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg on Monday. it marked the end of a difficult and emotional journey.

But it was a journey the couple said they knew they had to complete, as they look to bring more attention to their missing son, and the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous men and boys in Canada.

On Nov. 16, 2013, then 18-year-old Bradden Bushie went missing from the streets of Winnipeg. He was last seen in the West Broadway area of the city on that day, but has not been seen or heard from since.

Bradden’s parents Bradley and Verle Bushie of Poplar River First Nation have spent more than seven years searching for their son, and on Monday they completed a journey that saw them travel more than 400 kilometres on a small canoe from Poplar River to Winnipeg.

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