A painting of a red dress is all that remains after a protest Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Portage Avenue and Main Street.

The families of two murdered Indigenous women gathered at the busy intersection yesterday to call on the government to search the landfill for the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran.

The remains of the two women are believed to be in the privately owned Prairie Green landfill located north of Winnipeg.

The protesters held a traditional round dance at the intersection before marching to the Manitoba Legislature, where they placed orange flags on the front lawn.

flagsFlags are placed on the front lawn of the Manitoba Legislature Thursday, August 3, 2023 (Darlene Daniels/ Facebook)

Family members of the women whose remains are believed to be in the landfill met with the new federal Crown-Indigenous Relations minister Gary Anandasangaree and are optimistic.

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson continues to stay true to her word stating the province will not support a search due to possible safety hazards and no guarantee that the remains will be found.