Posted: October 4, 2017
October 4th has been desginated as a day for social change by the Native Women's Association of Canada. This movement is called Sisters in Spirit and is a day to honour, remember, and raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls in Canada. It also serves as a day to support families affected by loss of loved ones by providing a space for healing. With support from Cultural Transition Coordinator, Ashley Julian, students from Miramichi Valley High School held a silent vigil to honour the reported 1181 missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. Aboriginal women represent 3% of Canada's population, yet are over represented as victims of violence. With awareness, perhaps violence will be reduced, and perhaps Aborignal women will feel safe again. Wela'lioq and thank you to all schools that participated in this movement!