October 4th: Honour Stolen Sisters

Normally on October 4th, hundreds of Sisters in Spirit vigils are held in communities across Canada to honour Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people who have gone missing or been murdered, and every year many Amnesty members participate in these vigils.

This year, October 4th will be a bit different because of the pandemic. Some communities may hold outdoor, socially distanced vigils.  Vigils may not be organized in other communities.  And there may even be online virtual vigils.  Whether or not a vigil is held in your community this year, please take time on October 4th to take action to end violence against First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women, girls, and two-spirit people.

More information about  how you can take action is here

In Regina the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil will be held on October 4th at 12 noon.    Please note there will be a limit on the number of people who attend and be sure to contact the organizers in advance.

Also on October 4th there will be an online event from 4:00pm to 5:15pm hosted by Iskwewuk Ewichiwitochik (Saskatoon).   For more information and to register visit this facebook event.

For more information contact:  stolensisters@amnesty.ca

 

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