The third annual Megan Walk took place on September 17, coinciding with the anniversary of Megan Gallagher’s disappearance three years ago.
Gallagher was 30 years old when she was last seen on September 19, 2020. Her remains were found more than two years later along the South Saskatchewan River near Saint Louis.
Megan’s father, Brian, spoke in her honor and for all missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
“The more we are aware of the issues and challenges facing Indigenous people, particularly Indigenous women, the better off our society as a whole will be,” said Brian Ghallagher.
Brian said the march serves as a reminder that Indigenous people face a different set of challenges every day, as the history of their people is revealed.
“Even raising my daughters, I tried to arm them with this, knowing that it’s a little more dangerous for you, so be careful,” he said. “It happened to Megan again, and it can still happen to anyone.”
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Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and Deputy Police Chief Cameron McBride were also in attendance.
“There are things we’ve learned about integrating the family into these types of cases where it’s so crucial to their own healing, to their own stability throughout the process,” McBride said.
The preliminary hearing for the accused in Megan’s murder is expected to begin this week.