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Terri Brown’s quiet voice raises big questions about missing women


Terri Brown’s quiet voice raises big questions about missing women: - [] - “The inquiry has to have teeth,” she said in a phone interview with The Vancouver Sun, and it must be designed “to examine every case and to bring those cases to court. Otherwise I’m not going to be there.”

For 15 years, Brown has shared her sister Ada’s story, reliving the anguish and reopening wounds with the purpose of creating change for women in her community. In 2014, Brown and her sister Kitty participated in a video created by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, telling Ada’s story.

Each telling of the story is painful, and yet when Brown speaks of her little sister, her voice lightens with joy.

Ada’s birth was auspicious. “She was the first one of us born at the hospital,” recalls Brown, who lives in Telegraph Creek in Northern B.C. “I didn’t know what the big deal was. We all had to wait, and then she made this big appearance. And she was perfect.”

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