What: Press conference and opportunity to speak with affected families
When: Morning of Thursday, October 4th, beginning 10:30 am
Where: Offices of Amnesty International Canada, 312 Laurier Avenue East
The Families of Sisters in Spirit National Vigil is Thursday October 4th, 6:15pm, on Parliament Hill (Unceded Algonquin Territory).
In Canada, Indigenous women are at a greater risk of violence than non-Indigenous women. The annual vigil is an opportunity for everyone to show that the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women is unacceptable and must stop.
This year, an unprecedented number of family members have travelled from across Canada to attend the vigil.
Bridget Tolley: Daughter of Gladys Tolley killed in Quebec in October 2001
Gladys Radek: Aunt of Tamara Chipman, missing from Terrace, B.C. Highway 16 (Highway of Tears) since September 2005
Beverley Jacobs: cousin of Tashina General, who was pregnant when she went missing in January 2008, and was found murdered in April 2008 in Six Nations, Ontario