This year again, Sisters in Spirit vigils will be held across the country on October 4th. These vigils are meant to honour the nearly 1200 Aboriginal women who have been murdered or gone missing.
No other event in Canada brings so many Aboriginal communities and Canadian citizens together to specifically celebrate, honour and support Aboriginal women and girls.
The PSAC supports these vigils. We have signed on to Native Women’s Association of Canada’s collective Statement and we will be calling once again on the federal government to appoint an inquiry into the missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
Momentum is building towards a public inquiry into the cases of these missing and murdered women. A strong turnout will go a long way in making it a reality.
To find out where and when a vigil is being organized in your region, please visit the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s website.