Sisters in Spirit honours the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Every October 4, vigils and events are held across the country in support of family members and loved ones. Peace River has been hosting Sister in Spirit Vigils since 2004 to bring awareness to the tragedy and injustice. This year in 2020 due to the global pandemic of covid-19, we will host a virtual walk encouraging the community to walk in support on their own to keep our community safe. Please register HERE, post a selfie with hashtags, #SistersInSpirit2020 #SIS2020 #MMIWG2S. You can pick up a tobacco tie at the Peace River Museum Archives and Mackenzie Centre between September 27 – October 3, 2020 from 10:00 am -4:00 pm.
We are speaking out, as individuals and organizations, because we believe this violence should be of urgent concern to everyone in Canada. More than that, this concern must lead to action—action to ensure that the rights and safety of Aboriginal sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers are respected and protected.