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Annual Sisters in Spirit events to be held across Canada on October 4: NWAC President to attend march in Gatineau and Ottawa


October 3, 2022

OTTAWA – Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigils take place across the country on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, to honour the lives of Indigenous women, gender-diverse, two-spirit, and transgender people who have been murdered or gone missing as part of what a National Inquiry has determined to be a genocide. The Vigils are also times for comforting family members and friends mourning those lost to violence.

Carol McBride, the President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), will join the community leaders attending the vigil in the National Capital. This year, the event in Gatineau and Ottawa is being organized in co-operation with the YWCA.

Participants will march from NWAC’s Social, Cultural and Economic and Innovation Centre in Gatineau to Parliament Hill in Ottawa where words of remembrance will be offered. Media are invited to attend.

March begins: 6:30 pm ET

Where: NWAC’s Social, Cultural and Economic Innovation Centre, 120 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau Que.

March ends: 7 pm ET, to be followed by a ceremony of remembrance

Where: Parliament Hill, Ottawa


Media Contact:

For information, or to arrange an interview, contact:

Annette Goerner
+1 (613) 818-6941

Pour obtenir plus d’information ou prendre des dispositions pour une interview, contacter:

Annette Goerner
+1 (613) 818-6941

About The Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls, transgender, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.

À propos de l'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada

L'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada (AFAC) est une organisation autochtone nationale qui représente la voix politique des femmes, des filles, des transgenres, des bispirituels et des personnes de sexe différent au Canada, y compris les membres des Premières nations vivant dans les réserves et hors réserve, les Indiens inscrits et non inscrits, les personnes privées de leurs droits, les Métis et les Inuits. Regroupant des organisations de femmes autochtones de tout le pays, l'AFAC a été fondée dans le but collectif d'améliorer, de promouvoir et de favoriser le bien-être social, économique, culturel et politique des femmes autochtones au sein de leurs communautés respectives et des sociétés canadiennes.