Idle No More strongly supports this event.
February 14 is the National Day of Action for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. To mark this day, No More Silence - Owen Sound is working with HER Grey Bruce (One Billion Rising Owen Sound) to host Owen Sound's 1st Annual Teach-In Circle for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women.
Please join us to remember the murdered and missing women and share in our understanding of the importance of this day and in our communities coming together to end violence against women.
Tuesday, February 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm
St. George's Church
Feast following dances.
No More Silence - Owen Sound is part of a inter/national network of activists, academics, researchers, agencies and communities to stop the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women.
Besides the Owen Sound teach-in, marches and other events will take place in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London (Ontario), and Ottawa.
If you would like to have a loved one's information included in the community database (No More Silence - Toronto) please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
*According to research conducted under the Native Women Association of Canada’s (NWAC) Sisters in Spirit project, over 580 Indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing, most of them over the last 30 years. 100 since 2001.
Despite the clear evidence that this is an ongoing issue, the federal government decided in Fall of 2010 to end funding to Sisters in Spirit.
In a move to detract attention from this cut, Rona Ambrose (Federal Minister for Status of Women) announced a $10 million fund to be put primarily towards creating a central RCMP missing person centre. It is evident that few of those in power have a genuine interest in ending the violence against Indigenous women.
On February 14th, we come together in solidarity with the women who started this vigil in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and with the marches and rallies that will be taking place across this land.
We stand in defense of our lives and to demonstrate against the complicity of the state in the ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and the impunity of state institutions and actors (police, RCMP, coroners’ offices, the courts, and an indifferent federal government) that prevents justice for all Indigenous Peoples.
*Description from No More Silence - Toronto
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