Deaths of three Indigenous women in Montreal ignite calls for more frontline services – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201943 Views

David Chapman stands near the kitchen inside the Open Door shelter in Montreal and points to a framed picture on the wall.

“It just struck me that she was really bright and had a, seemed like a full life ahead of her,” says Chapman, executive director of the shelter.

The photo he’s pointing to is of Crystal Einish, a Cree woman in her 20s from Eeyou Istchee – Cree Territory in Quebec.

She died after drinking too much alcohol.

“She was talking to me about her son, she loved her son, and to be honest I was just completely shocked when I heard only two days later she was no longer with us,” says Chapman.

Einish isn’t the only photo on the wall.

Walk into Montreal’s Open Door shelter and you’ll find thirteen framed photos.

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