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October 4th is a day when we honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people, support grieving families, and create opportunities for healing. The violence experienced by Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada is a national tragedy. United, we will demand action on an issue that impacts us all!

In light of COVID-19, this year NWAC will hold a livestreaming Virtual Vigil on October 4, at 2pm. The webcast will be streamed from our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NWAC.AFAC

Other ways you can show your support:

  • Light a candle in your home window this evening.
  • Change your social media avatar to a commemorative graphic.
    • Facebook frame – Go to your profile on the Facebook app and tap “Edit” on your profile picture. Then tap “Add Frame”. Search for “Sisters in Spirit”.
    • Use this Sisters in Spirit Vigil image for your Twitter and Instagram profile pics
  • Download and print out these heart images and write a message of strength, hope, and memorial to honour and celebrate Indigenous women, girls, and Two Spirit people on it.
    After filling out a heart you can create a display of all the messages on a wall or window. Share your heart on social media with the hashtag #SISVigils. Tag us on Twitter at @NWAC_CA and Facebook at Native Women’s Association of Canada.
    Red heart
    White heart
  • Share your photos or videos of your SIS Vigil with us on social media using the hashtags #SISVigils and #MMIWG. Tag us on Twitter at @NWAC_CA and Facebook at Native Women’s Association of Canada. We want to share the impact and support of the SIS Vigil movement.
  • Support the Amnesty International letter campaign calling for a National Action Plan on MMIWG2S: https://www.amnesty.ca/get-involved/take-action-now/canada-national-action-plan-end-violence-aginst-first-nations-metis-and

Click here to download a list of other registered community vigil events taking place across the country.