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Stolen Sisters Memorial March Victoria 2017
February 12, 2017- 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
On Sunday February 12th, 2017 please join us to remember and honour Indigenous women, girls, and 2spirit people who have gone missing and been murdered.
Let us walk together as a community to say Indigenous women’s, 2spirits’, and girls’ lives are sacred. Let us remember our teachings and honour those who have been taken from us.
We would like to acknowledge that this march takes place on unceded and traditional territories of the Lekwungen communities, Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.
*There will be an information session for anyone wishing to volunteer in various roles on the day of the March at 11am Saturday January 28th, 2017 in the Chapel at Our Place on Pandora Ave.
*This year, from 10 am the chapel room of Our Place (second floor) is available for family members of missing or murdered Indigenous women to gather, have some quiet time, and connect before the March begins. Some snacks and drinks will be provided. Please respect the privacy of family members and honour our intention to keep this a closed space. For family members who would like to use this space, please be aware that the March will be departing from outside of Our Place at 12 pm.
Proceedings of the March:
Gathering: 11am in front of Our Place, 919 Pandora Ave
The March will begin at 12pm with a prayer, territory acknowledgements and information for marchers (safety, respectful conduct etc).
Lead by Indigenous women, youth and 2spirit drummers, we will proceed down Pandora Ave to Government Street and then on to the Legislature lawn where we will gather to hear speakers, songs and share food.
The March’s organizing collective would like to remind marchers that this is a memorial and asks that conduct be in accordance with this intent. We also ask that:
-Indigenous women, girls and 2spirit drummers’ and singers’ place leading the March be respected.
-That there be no signs carried unless they are memorializing the missing and murdered by their families. Also no pamphleteering of any kind please.
-That there be no photography during the March without explicit permission of those photographed.