Canada's Missing Aboriginal Women Honoured
Sisters in Spirit, a policy launched by the Native Women's Association of Canada in 2005 will make its mark in the Border City Thursday, October 4.
The Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre is holding a remembrance walk to raise awareness and pay tribute to the many missing and murdered aboriginal women across the country as part of the initiative.
Camille Starchief is the Program Coordinator at the L.N.F.C., she says they wanted to hold the walk because violence against aboriginal women is also a local issue.
According to research from the Native Women's Association, there are currently more than 582 missing aboriginal women in Canada.
More national statistics show violence against aboriginal women is alarmingly high, with 13 per cent reporting they had been violently victimized.
That stat means they are nearly 3 times more likely to be a victim of a violent crime than any other group of women. Starchief welcomes everyone to the walk, that starts at 11:30 a.m. at the centre.
A lunch and guest speakers will follow back at the starting point with things wrapping up at 1:00 p.m.
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