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posted by Robert DeVet in on Sep 27, 2014 - View profile


K'jipuktuk (Halifax) : Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil

- 4:00pm
Saturday October 4 2014

Venue: Parade Square

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Please join us on October 4th in solidarity with other communities across the country to honour our lost and stolen sisters and their families and to shed light on a crisis that affects us all. 

A vigil will be held at Parade Square followed by a Solidarity March to the Mi'kmaq Native Frienship Centre where we'll warm up with a feast and entertainment.

We encourage anyone who has a few words to say or a poem to read, to please share.


2PM : Meet at Parade Square in Halifax.
2:30 - Solidarity March to Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre on Gottingen Street.


Entertainment Lineup includes:

El Jones 
Rebecca Thomas 
Joce Marshall 
All Nations Women's Drum Group 
Ben & Larry
Blue Jean River Band 

Indigenous women in all parts of Canada face shockingly high rates of violence and the United Nations has called the large number of missing or murdered Aboriginal women in Canada "disturbing." While the federal government continues to dismiss calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, the Native Womens Association of Canada (NWAC) is calling for a National Inquiry into this human rights crises and has spent years tracking down stories of those we've lost. According to research, more than 800 Aboriginal women and girls have gone missing or been murdered in Canada, most of them in the past two decades. Nearly half of murder cases involving Aboriginal women and girls remain unsolved; by contrast, as of 2005 84% of all homicide cases in Canada were cleared by police. While these numbers are startling, statistics alone cannot express the profound impact that violence against women and girls has had, and continues to have, on Indigenous communities already traumatized by centuries of colonization and racism.

#MMIW #ItEndsHere #SistersInSpirit

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