Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 20, 2023 – Bradley and Verle Bushie of Poplar River First Nation are scheduled to arrive at The Forks in Winnipeg by canoe on June 21, 2023.

After the 2013 disappearance of the couple’s son, Bradden Bushie, the pair have been making this trip annually to raise awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous men and boys (MMIMB).

Southeast Resource Development Council (SERDC), (a.k.a Southeast Tribal Council) operates a program to support and advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, boys, men and two-spirit people (MMIWGBM2S). Poplar River First Nation is an SERDC member community and Erica Chatelain, the support provider for the MMIWGBM2S program, has been assisting the Bushies during their travel and will help accommodate their arrival.

Bradden Bushie was last seen at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the West Broadway area of Winnipeg. He was seen wearing a black shiny jacket, blue jeans, white and black runners and a carrying a backpack or cross shoulder bag.
Missing since: Nov. 16, 2013
Missing from: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Height: 5'11" / 180 cm
Weight: 148 lbs / 67 kg

Anyone with information about Bradden Bushie is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service's Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

Join the Facebook group “Manitoba’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Men and Boys” for updates on missing Indigenous persons in Manitoba.

For information on the Bushies' arrival, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Erica Chatelain, 204-799-3505