National Day of Remembrance for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls

This day is a day of remembrance in honour of missing Aboriginal women and girls. It is a reminder of the major issue of violence against Aboriginal women and the need to act quickly on the many calls for justice, particularly those reported by the National Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls Survey (MMIWG).

The report also stated that Aboriginal women were 25% more likely to be victims of homicide than other Canadian women. There are several organizations that advocate for Aboriginal rights, including the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, Quebec Native Women Inc. and Native Women’s Circles…

Commemoration activities are planned in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada to ‘honour the lives of these individuals.’

The Femmes Autochtones du Québec – Quebec Native Women organization and the Musée des Abénakis are extending an invitation to attend an evening of remembrance and solidarity on October 4, in Odanak. In addition to highlighting Awareness Day, the event is a reminder Major Rodgers’ massacre of the Wabanaki nation on October 4, 1759, and celebrate the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. These are three major events for First Nations.

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