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Family barred from Manitoba First Nation in search of missing daughter


PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Animosity is brewing in Manitoba between a mother and father desperate for clues into the disappearance of their missing daughter, and a First Nations chief who says band members have grown tired of searchers digging holes on their reserve.

Bernice Catcheway, whose daughter, Jennifer, disappeared seven years ago, says she, her husband and other searchers are now barred from entering the Dakota Tipi reserve near Portage la Prairie after their latest search of the community’s dump and other areas last week.

The searchers brought a backhoe, and while they didn’t find any physical evidence, Catcheway says a resident gave them another tip.


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