Video: ‘I have work to do here:’ Delilah Saunders speaks out after release from hospital – CBC

Death of her sister, Loretta, drives her to fight for equality and for herself

Jan 04, 2018

For Delilah Saunders, it all comes back to her sister, Loretta.

“I couldn’t stop crying one night because I realized how close I was to being reunited with her and waking up from a four-year nightmare,” she said, recalling waking up in hospital last month after a week and half of being unconscious after suffering acute liver failure.

“But a part of me also knew that I have a purpose here, I have work to do here.”

Loretta Saunders, an Inuk woman from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, was murdered in Halifax almost four years ago. Delilah Saunders, Loretta’s sister, has since become a prominent activist for missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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