October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls in Canada is a national tragedy. We must take the time to give thanks to the families who are our reason for demanding continued action.
The BCGEU believes that the October 4th Sisters In Spirit Vigils are a movement for social change. The number of SIS Vigils has grown from 11 in 2006 to an impressive 216 vigils in 2014.
Family members, Indigenous community members, and concerned citizens gather for a vigil every October 4th to honour the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Vigils will be taking place in many communities around the province. These gatherings serve to raise awareness and to provide support to families who have lost a loved one.
For a full list of events taking place in British Columbia, visit the Native Women's Association of Canada website:
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