Media advisory - 6th Annual KZ Run/Walk for Maisy and Shannon

KITIGAN ZIBI, QC, Sept. 16, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - First Nation leaders, community members and supporters will gather in Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation this Saturday, September 17, 2016 for the 6th Annual KZ Run/Walk for Maisy and Shannon.

Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation have been missing from the town of Maniwaki since September 6, 2008. There have been no clues to their whereabouts to date.

The 6th Annual KZ Run/Walk for Maisy and Shannon is being held to increase awareness of the girls' disappearance and raise funds for the missing persons reward.


Saturday, September 17, 2016


10 a.m.


Kitigan Zibi Cultural Centre

54 Makwa Mikan, Maniwaki, Quebec


Special guest Nikkita Holder, a 2-time Olympian and Pan Am Games bronze medalist in the 100-meter hurdles, will be among the 150 participants expected at this year's run. Prizes are awarded in male and female categories for 2 KM, 5 KM and 10 KM events.

Addressing the issue of missing and murdered women and girls is a priority for First Nations throughout Canada. According to a 2014 RCMP report, there were 1,181 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canadian police databases between 1980 and 2012.

For more information visit


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador

For further information: Maria Jacko, Find Maisy and Shannon Campaign, E-mail:, Cell: 613-882-7907; Chief Jean-Guy Whiteduck, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, E-mail:, Telephone: 819-449-5170; Regional Chief Ghislain Picard, Assembly of First Nations for Quebec and Labrador, E-mail:, Telephone: 418-842-5020


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