Sunday , 29 January 2023
Home Community News National Day of awareness for missing and murdered
Community News

National Day of awareness for missing and murdered

Each year, family members, Indigenous members of the community and concerned citizens gather for a vigil in October to honour the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Vigils took place in many communities across Canada including Hamilton, as well as internationally. I

This year, Unifor asked it members and allies to stand in solidarity with Indigenous families and communities to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls whose lives have been cut short by violence. A Unifor statement read, “Countless families and communities have been devastated by this national tragedy. The pain of loss and of justice denied echoes through Canada’s history, our present and will echo into our future if we fail to act.”

Vigils were held across the country this year, and concerned citizens and Indigenous community members gathered together to draw attention to this crisis and demand action from all levels of government to stop the violence.  In Winnipeg, members took part in events and marched to the Legislature in a show of solidarity and support on Manitoba’s official inaugural day to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

According to a database compiled as part of a 2013 Ph. D. thesis, from 1946 to 2013, there were 824 missing or murdered Indigenous women identified. The RCMP’s 2014 National Overview said that the “number grew to almost 1,200 between 1980 and 2012

i

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Community News

Intimate Partner Assault-Help is available

Halton Regional Police issued an important message about domestic violence, In early...

Community News

Taste of Burlington will go ahead this month

Tourism Burlington is announcing that The Taste of Burlington prix-fixe dining program...

Community NewsNews

Cash and food for Hamilton Food Share

Today, Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, visited Hamilton...

Community NewsNews

Photo Radar and double speeding fines coming to a neighbourhood near you

The City of Hamilton will soon be deploying photo radar on a...