Edmonton Sisters in Spirit Rally 2010
In support of the National Sisters in Spirit Vigil and the Edmonton Stolen Sisters Awareness Walk
On Sunday October 3rd 2010, concerned citizens, artists, community group s an d organizations in Ed monton will be hosting the SIS (Sisters in Spirit) SSA (Stolen Sisters Awareness)Rally. Please gather with us to honour our lost sisters and show support to their families & friends.
We gather to show we are a united front. We gather to shed light on a crisis that affects every Canadian. The epidemic of racialized and sexualized violence against Indigenous/Aboriginal Women is a national tragedy (‘Aboriginal’ identified in Canada as First Nations, Non Status, Métis and Inuit).
When: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
What to consider bringing: Warm clothing, bottle of water, signs and messages of support
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) launched the national Sisters In Spirit Campaign in March 2004 to raise public awareness of the alarmingly high rates of violence against Aboriginal women in Canada. In November 2005, the campaign became an initiative. NWAC believes we are in an urgent state of affairs with regards to the safety of Aboriginal women in Canada.