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Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

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Between 1980 and 2012, a total of 1,181 Indigenous female homicides were reported to and recorded by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). An additional 164 Indigenous women were reported and recorded missing. Indigenous women advocated for a public national inquiry in the face of inadequate attention to both individual cases and the overall issue.

“In Unity” works to stimulate critical thought about the scale of human loss in Indigenous communities by transforming government statistics into visuals that must be interpreted to be understood.

Help to create this visual by registering for this event. Registered participants will stand, in unity, to show that they have heard Indigenous calls to action. This visual will become a symbol of individual willingness to continue learning about national challenges to community health.

Together, participants will form a medicine wheel. The first 590 participants will be provided with an umbrella in one of four colours: yellow, red, black, or white. These colours represent the four directions: east, south, west, and north. Colours have been selected to suggest that individuals across the globe have a role to play in advocating against violence. To stimulate meaningful change, to build safer communities for Indigenous women, we must universally recognize them as valuable members of society.

We welcome you to stand, in unity, for a healthier shared future.




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