Honouring our Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
Join us at 11am on Monday, July 1st at the Fishermen’s Powwow Grounds at the Newcastle Kin Centre for a ceremony honouring Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women.
- Aboriginal women are almost three times more likely to be killed by a stranger than non-Aboriginal women are.
- The number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada is disproportionately high. Research from the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) indicates that, between 2000 and 2008, Aboriginal women and girls represented approximately 10% of all female homicides in Canada. However, Aboriginal women make up only 3% of the female population.
- Nearly half of murder cases in NWAC’s database remain unsolved.
This is not just an Aboriginal problem, it is a human problem. We must all work together to solve this issue. This ceremony will give a voice to those that no longer have a voice because they were taken too soon. This is open to absolutely everyone and hope to see you all there.
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