Sisters in Spirit Vigil Day is held every October 4 to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and support families who have been tragically touched by the loss of a loved one to violence. The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) supports this movement by holding Sisters in Spirit Vigils in Métis communities across Ontario.
This year is of special significance as the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was launched in September. The MNO is committed to ensure that Métis families and voices are present at all stages of the Inquiry and is seeking supports from governments to that end.
If you know of a Métis family who has been impacted by violence, please consider reaching out to them to let them know that they are loved and valued. You can also share with them that the MNO delivers programs and services that provide peer supports to individuals and families impacted by violence. These services can be accessed through our offices. Click here for MNO office contact information.
Our Métis Nation is strong, vibrant and resilient and I am pleased to see our communities coming together to honour the lives we have lost and to provide our sincere support to the families left behind.
Merci, Miigwetch, Thank You, Marsee
M. Margaret Froh
Métis Nation of Ontario
Published on: October 4, 2016