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I’m not alone in this battle’: Sisters in Spirit Vigil expected to draw hundreds – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201963 Views

Sisters in Spirit Vigil comes after final report of national MMIWG inquiry

Oct 04, 2019

The Sisters in Spirit Vigil in Edmonton is expected to draw dozens of people to Boyle Street Plaza on Friday in solidarity with families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The Native Women’s Association of Canada first called on groups across Canada to organize a vigil under the Sisters in Spirits banner in 2004. The annual event is one of a dozen taking place in Alberta on Friday, with many more scheduled across the country.

“I think the main thing is to acknowledge the families and make sure we hear their voices,” said organizer Rachelle Venne, the chief executive officer of Edmonton-based Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women.

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