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Sisters in Spirit Vigil (October 4)

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Civic Centre Resource Library

2191 Major MacKenzie Dr West

Vaughan, Ontario L6A 4W2

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Please join York Region Children’s Aid Society in partnership with the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation community, in honouring the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls during the Sisters in Spirit Vigil at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the Civic Centre Resource Library (2191 Major MacKenzie Drive West in Vaughan). Following the vigil, light refreshments will be served.

The Sisters in Spirit campaign was launched in March 2004 by the Native Women’s Association of Canada to honour the lives of missing and murdered First Nation, Inuit and Métis women and girls, including LGBTQ+, transgender and Two Spirit individuals.

The death and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls is a devastating loss that is felt in every Indigenous community across Canada. Children are left without sisters, mothers, aunties, and grandmothers. Parents are left with the type of grief that cannot heal without answers about what happened to their children. Communities are deprived of the knowledge, wisdom, and spirit of these cherished individuals.

The alarming rate of death and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls is an ongoing national tragedy. Systemic forms of violence and oppression, including sexual and physical violence, anti-Indigenous racism, socio-economic, cultural, institutional and historical causes, must be recognized as contributing factors that continue to perpetuate violence against Indigenous women and girls today.

As allies, we are proud to be part of the social justice movement to address this issue. We welcome you to take part in this event to show your support in standing with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women and girls to address and stop systemic violence.

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Vaughan, Ontario L6A 4W2

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