Submitted by: MNO Community Wellness Coordinator Tracy Bald
(Left-right): Savannah Duhamel and Sophie Keen sharing
the flame during the Sisters in Spirit Walk in Midland. Click
here for larger picture.On October 4, 2017, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens and staff participated in the Sisters in Spirit Walk in Midland.
Sisters in Spirit Walk is a day where people 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. Family members, Indigenous community members and concerned citizens gather for a march every October 4 to honour the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Marches take place in many communities across Canada as well as internationally. These gatherings serve to raise awareness and to provide support to families who have lost a loved one.
The Sisters in Spirit Walk started at the office of the Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association and over 100 people participated from numerous community organizations. Participants carried signs, banners and flags honouring the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
The Walk concluded at Neezhoday Park where a candle light vigil was held.
Posted: October 30, 2017