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Edmonton-based march highlighting missing and murdered indigenous women now in its 12th year – Edmonton Sun
by ahnationtalk onFebruary 15, 2017183 Views
February 14, 2017
Hundreds of people squeezed into the basement of Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday evening before embarking on an annual march for missing and murdered women.
Danielle Boudreau started the Memorial March of Edmonton for Missing and Murdered Women in 2006 after both her friend and sister-in-law were murdered.
“We wanted to them to be treated like human beings as they deserved, rather than defined only by their death and addictions or unfortunate involvement in sex trade work,” wrote Boudreau in a post in advance of the 12th annual memorial march.
Boudreau’s mother, Linda Boudreau Semaganis, addressed the crowd before the march began.