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October 4 Day of Action: A Vigil for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls+

On October 4, the Indigenous Women Rise Society hosted a vigil in Vancouver's Robson Square on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The vigil was dedicated to the Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG+). Attendees lit candles to symbolize the MMIWG+ and their families. The event featured local Indigenous community members as guest speakers. These speakers shared their experiences, the Calls for Justice, and celebrated the allocation of funds in Manitoba to the search for local MMIWG+. 


The event showcased the strength and resilience of the Indigenous community in Vancouver. People from various backgrounds gathered to demand justice, educate the Vancouver community, and engage in meaningful action. The vigil concluded with a performance by the Indigenous Women Rise Society (IWRS) drum group, who performed songs to foster unity and to pray for the spirits of the MMIWG+.


The Indigenous Women Rise Society proudly supports ongoing efforts to raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and to bring healing to their families. We remain committed to cultivating safe spaces for Indigenous women to gather, learn, and heal as a community.


In Unity,

IWRS



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