Sisters in Spirit vigil

Sisters in Spirit Vigil
Posted on: September 20, 2021

On October 4, 2021 the Sisters in Spirit Vigil will be held in many places across Canada. In Perth the Vigil will take place at the Perth Healing Forest Memorial in Last Duel Park at 5.30pm. The event will include Indigenous Ceremony, readings and a display of Red Dresses. Anyone is welcome to attend the ceremony which will be held in accordance with current Covid 19 guideline. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket if you wish.

The Sisters in Spirit Vigil honours Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit People. This vigil also shows support for their families. The Red Dresses have become a symbol of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Sisters in Spirit began in 2009 when the Native Women’s Association, with support from Status of Women, Canada started to research the stories, circumstances and frequency of violence experienced by native women and girls, when it had become apparent that a disproportionate number of native women were missing or murdered. Their research has been important in informing both the public and levels of government of the issues. They continue to research and document the experiences of native women as well as informing and making recommendations to policy makers. 

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