WINNIPEG - Indigenous leaders say a search of the Prairie Green Landfill for human remains can be done safely and must go ahead.
They say they do not accept Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson's decision not to fund the search because of health and safety risks.
Police believe the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran are in the privately-run landfill north of Winnipeg.
Grand Chief Cathy Merrick, of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, says experts believe there are ways to protect workers from harmful waste in the landfill.
Kris Dueck, a forensic consultant who worked on a feasibility study, says risks can be mitigated and the search can be done safely.