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October 4th to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Lethbridge – Lethbridge News Now

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201980 Views

LETHBRIDGE, AB – Lethbridge City Council has voted unanimously to proclaim October 4th, 2019 as “Sisters in Spirit Day”.

It coincides with Amnesty International’s Sisters in Spirit Vigil, which honours the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) across Canada.

Reconciliation Advisory Committee Co-Chair Amanda Scout believes the proclamation is important because it acknowledges the fact that this happens in Southern Alberta too and is not isolated to places like B.C.’s Highway of Tears.

“There are lots of families affected by the missing and murdered. We’re very connected people, connected to each other, so when that happens, it affects all of us. We do have family members here – Kaylee’s mom was a victim 20 years ago, so yeah, it’s important that we acknowledge that.”

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