Bonnie Fournier 'Missing Women's Commission of Inquiry' Testimony 1 Part I

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Date created: 
2012-06-28
Keywords: 
Downtown Eastside of Vancouver
DEYAS (Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Services)
Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry
Constable Jim Brown of Coquitlam RCMP
Insite safe injection site
Survival sex worker
Riverview Hospital
Valley View Hospital
DTES
Testimony
Department of First Nations Studies
Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women
Abstract: 

Registered Psychiatric nurse Bonnie Fournier talks about what it was like working as a nurse in the courthouse holding cells and then later on, operating the DEYAS (Downtown eastside youth Activities) Van with assistant Manny Cu, for 13 years and how she became like a mother to all the survival sex workers. She would dispense medical care, clean needles, condoms or counseling to anyone who needed it. She was like a second mother to many of the people who knew her. She speaks openly about losing many of the women she cared for to serial murderer Robert Pickton.

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Disclaimer: All testimonies are the experiences and beliefs of the individuals interviewed. 

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Video
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File(s): 
Bonnie Fournier Testimonial 1 (a) SUMMIT_new.mp4
Bonnie Fournier Testimonial 1 (b) SUMMIT.mp4
Bonnie Fournier Testimonial 1 (c) Summit.mp4
Date available: 
2012-08-31
Citation: 
SFU Library Summit: Fournier, Bonnie. Interviewer, Barnes, Louise. Interview type, video recording. SFU Department of First Nations Studies. 2012. Research Assistants, Harrision, Don; Weasel Bear, Robyn. Department of First Nations Studies. ross, Dr. annie, Associate Professor. Funding provided by: SFU Teaching and Learning Development Grants
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