Rinelle Harper

Rinelle Harper (born 1998) is from Garden Hill First Nation in Manitoba. In November 2014, after narrowly surviving a violent assault at the age of 16, Harper called for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. She addressed the Assembly of First Nations and spoke at the first Canadian conference on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Admirably, Harper defined herself as a survivor not a victim. She has gone on to work with the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.