Message from the Chief – April 28, 2023

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Mark your calendars and meet me outside at the Mi’kwite’tm Garden for the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

Next Friday, May 5th, we will gather in honour and acknowledgement of all those sisters who have been lost.  Indigenous women and girls are five times more likely to experience violence than any other population in Canada and this violence tends to result in more serious harm.  This statistic, and others like it, can’t be allowed to go unnoticed.  We must continue to raise awareness and be a part of positive change.

The plan for our afternoon event, beginning at 1:00 PM outside the Qailpu offices at 1-3 Church Street, will include smudging, prayer, drumming and singing, poster-making, and a walk of remembrance.

I encourage those of you in the area to come on out, wearing something red, if possible, to share in this day together, and to show solidarity for this important issue.

You can also raise awareness and be a part of this important day by hanging a red dress outside for all to see and remember, wearing red, and posting a picture to social media using one of the hashtags such as #MMIWG or #NoMoreStolenSisters!



Chief Brendan