Saskatoon police searching for missing woman, 7-year-old son

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Saskatoon police say Dawn Walker, left, and her son Vincent Jansen haven't been seen since Friday. (Submitted by Saskatoon Police Service - image credit)
Saskatoon police say Dawn Walker, left, and her son Vincent Jansen haven't been seen since Friday. (Submitted by Saskatoon Police Service - image credit)

Police in Saskatoon are searching for a missing 48-year-old woman and her young child.

Dawn Walker, who is well known in the Indigenous and literary communities, was last seen on Friday evening at a business on the 300 block of Owen Manor. She may be with her seven-year-old son Vincent Jansen, according to police.

Walker is believed to be driving a red 2021 Ford F-150 with the licence plate 451 MRP.

She is described as five feet six inches tall with a medium build, blond hair and brown eyes. Her son is four feet two inches tall, with a slim build, brown hair and brown eyes.

Walker, also known as Dawn Dumont Walker, is the executive operating officer of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and is a well-known author. She also ran for the federal Liberal Party in Saskatoon in 2021.

Submitted by Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations
Submitted by Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations

Police said Walker has not been in contact with friends or family which is out of character.

The FSIN put out a news release early Monday morning, stating they believe Walker is "significantly at risk."

Anyone with information dealing with the whereabouts of either Walker or her son is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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