Le 4 octobre est une journée au cours de laquelle nous honorons les vies des femmes et filles autochtones disparues ou assassinées. La violence vécue par les femmes et filles autochtones du Canada est une tragédie nationale. Nous devons prendre le temps de remercier les familles qui sont notre raison de continuer à réclamer des actions.
Une veille peut prendre plusieurs formes, d’un moment de silence à une marche ou un festin communautaire. Tout ce qui importe est que vous preniez un moment le 4 ou autour du 4 octobre pour souligner cette journée.
Nous croyons fermement que les Veilles du 4 octobre de Sœurs par l’esprit sont un mouvement pour le changement social. Le nombre de Veilles du 4 octobre est passé de 11 en 2006 à un impressionnant 216 en 2014.
Chaque année, des membres de familles touchées par la perte d’un être cher, des membres de communautés autochtones et citoyens inquiets se reunissent le 4 octobre pour la tenue d’une veille en l’honneur des femmes et des filles autochtones disparues et assassinées. Des veilles sont tenues dans de nombreuses collectivités au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde. Ces rassemblements sont un moyen de sensibilisation et un soutien pour les familles qui pleurent un être cher.
ENREGISTRER VOTRE VEILLE DU 4 OCTOBRE MAINTENANT!
79 veilles de SIS
LA LISTE DES VEILLES:
High Level – Moment of silence, smudge & prayers, march from the Friendship Centre to downtown, return for lunch and sharing circle at the High Level Friendship Centre on October 4th at 11:00 am.
Organized by: High Level Native Friendship Centre
Saddle Lake – Candlelight vigil & Moment of Silence at the Saddle Lake United Church on October 2nd at 11:00 am.
Organized by: Saddle Lake United Church
Goodfish Lake – Candlelight vigil & Moment of Silence at the Goodfish Lake United Church on October 2nd at 1:00 pm.
Organized by: Goodfish Lake United Church
Smoky Lake – Candlelight vigil & Moment of Silence at the Smoky Lake United Church on October 9th at 9:30 am.
Organized by: Smoky Lake United Church
Peace River – On October 4th we will be gather at Peace River Museum at 4:30 pm. At 5:00 pm we will proceed across Heart River Bridge down main street to Riverfront Park. At Riverfront Park we will have families speak and have tobacco ceremony for MMIW. Fellowship afterwards till 8:00pm at St. James Anglican Church.
Organized by: Peace River Aboriginal Interagency Committee
Lac La Biche – Candlelight Vigil, prayers and smudge at The Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre on October 4th at 10:00 am.
Organized by: The Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre
Rimbey – Candlelight vigil at Beatty Heritage House on October 4th at 7:30 pm.
Organized by: Amnesty International Group 116
High Prairie – Candlelight vigil, guest speakers, balloon release, soup, bannock and refreshments at the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre on October 4th at 7:00 pm.
Organized by: High Prairie Native Friendship Centre
Edmonton – Rally and March at City Hall on October 1st from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Organized by: Centre to end all sexual Exploitations (CEASE), Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women and Stolen sisters and Brothers Awareness Movement (SSBAM)
Lethbridge – SIS Vigil Walk from City Hall to Galt Gardens at 6:30 pm. Candlelight Vigil, speakers, drumming, and singing. We will have our faceless dolls on display and community members are making more dolls to contribute to the display. At Lethbridge City Hall Galt Gardens (Downtown Lethbridge) on October 4th at 7:00 pm.
Organized by: Amnesty International Lethbridge Action Circle A97, City of Lethbridge, CMARD, NWAC, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, CKXU, University of Lethbridge, LPIRG Opokaa’sin Early intervention Society, Metis Local Children Service, Lethbridge Family Centre, Lethbridge-East Constituency, University of Lethbridge Campus Women’s Centre
Athabasca – Leave from the Athabasca Native Friendship Centre at 5:30 pm, walk to the Riverfront for prayer and release of flowers. Meal at the Friendship centre afterwards on October 4th at 5:30 pm.
Organized by: Athabasca Native Friendship Centre
Edmonton – Candlelight Vigil at Churchill Square (9930-102 Ave.) on October 4th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Organized by: Community Advocates
Grande Prairie – Candlelight Vigil, guest speakers, honor song and stew and bannock at Grande Prairie Regional College on October 4th at 3:00pm.
Organized by: Circle of Aboriginal Students at Grande Prairie Regional College in Partnership with Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
Fort Vermillion – March to Legion Hall, opening prayer and remarks, story sharing, walk with Native Drum, candlelight vigil and closing prayers at St. Mary’s Elementary School on October 4th at 4:00 pm.
Organized by: The Wildrose Native Women’s Association
Alexis Creek – Candlelight vigil, speeches, drumming & feast at the Elder’s Centre Tl’etinqox on October 4th at 10:00 am.
Organized by: Tl’etinqox Government
Harrison Hot Springs – Candlelight vigil at the Agassiz United Church on October 4th at 7:00 pm.
Organized by: Agassiz United Church
Courtenay – Vigil at the Discovery Hall, Comox Valley Campus on October 4th at 10:00 am.
Organized by: North Island Students’ Union
Kelowna – March, Candlelight Vigil, dinner, moment of silence at the Friendship Centre on October 4th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Organized by: Ki-low-na Friendship Society
Whistler – March – Meet at the Welcome Pole by the Village 8 Cinema. Walk through Village Stroll singing the Women’s Warrior song to Olympic Plaza totem pole. End march at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC). March to begin on October 4th at 11:00 am.
Organized by: Howe Sound Women’s Centre
Vancouver – We will have speakers, a candlelight Vigil and a Moment of Silence at the Peter A. Allard School of Law Franklin Lew Forum on October 4th from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm.
Organized by: University of British Columbia, Indigenous Law Student’s Association
Kamloops – Candlelight vigil and Moment of Silence to be held during our Aboriginal Women of Distinction Gala at the Coast Hotel in Kamloops on October 28.
Organized by: BC Native Women’s Association
Penticton – 5:30 pm Welcome remarks, prayer, dinner; 6:30 pm Guest speakers; 7:00 pm March & candlelight vigil. Located at the PID Band Hall, Green Mountain Road, Penticton, B.C. on October 4th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Organized by: Okanagan National Transition Emergency House SOVAS, SOWINS, Penticton Indian Band, IRSSSS
New Westminster – Candlelight Vigil, screening of “Highway of Tears”, Faceless dolls & lantern release at Douglas College from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and the Quay at 6:00 pm, on October 4th.
Organized by: Douglas Students’ Union
Coquitlam – Candlelight Vigil, Faceless Dolls, Lantern Release & screening of “Highway of tears” at Douglas College Coquitlam from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Lafarge Lake at 6:00 pm, on October 5th.
Organized by: Douglas Students’ Union
Prince Rupert – Salmon dinner, Moment of Silence and traditional dancers at the Nisga’a Hall on October 4th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Organized by: North Coast Transition Society
Vernon – Moment of silence, prayers, hanging of the REDresses, sharing thoughts at the Okanagan Indian Band Main Administration – Cenotaph Monument on October 4th at 12:15 pm.
Organized by: Okanagan Indian Band
Enderby – Meet at 11:00 am at the Enderby Bridge for prayers, drumming, singing and offering tobacco. Walk to Community Centre at 5775 old Vernon Road for snacks and coffee, speakers & Woman’s Warrior Song on October 4th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Organized by: Splatsin First Nation
Charlottetown – Smudge and prayer, “Honour Walk” on the Oval, welcome by AWAPEI President Judy Clark, speakers, Moment of Silence and women’s song by Samantha Lewis at the Confederation Landing on October 4th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Organized by: Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI
Opaskwayak – Candles, lanterns (weather permitting), hanging new red ribbon on the Bridge at the Opaskwayak Cree Nations OID park on October 4th at 8:00 pm.
Organized by: Red Ribbon Awareness co-founders in Opaskwayak Cree Nation
The Pas – Candlelight vigil held by the Aboriginal Centre for Students and community members at University College of the North on October 4th from 6:00 pm t0 9:00 pm.
Organized by: University College of the North
Swan River – Hope, Healing understanding and recognition. Please join us for an Evening in Honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. There will be a feast followed by guest speakers and presentations including a viewing of part 1 of the documentary “1200+” with special thanks to MKO Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson. Hand drums and songs are welcome for the candle lighting ceremony. Free to attend – All are invited. Space is limited. To avoid disappointment, please reserve your seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Held at the Veteran’s Community Hall 119 6th Ave N. in Swan River on October 4th at 6:00 pm.
Organized by: Community members & volunteers
Cross Lake – Walk from the airport to the Cross Lake Band. Candlelight vigil, a Moment of Silence and snacks provided at the Cross Lake Band Hall on October 4th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Organized by: Health Department, Cross Lake
Minnedosa – Candlelight Vigil and Moment of Silence at Tanner’s Crossing Park on October 4th at 4:30 pm.
Organized by: Minnedosa United Church
Brandon – March, Moment of Silence, speeches and flower ceremony at the Community Walk on October 4th at 4:00 pm.
Organized by: Brandon Friendship Centre
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Fort Smith – Candlelight Vigil, smudge & drumming, gathering for stew and bannock, and speeches at the Roaring Rapids Hall on October 4th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Organized by: YWCA Sutherland House and other community Organizations
Yellowknife – Start with a walk, gather at Northern United Place for food and presentation. Starting at N’Dilo gym/school walk to the Northern United Place on October 4th from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Organized by: Native Women’s Association of NWT
St. Andrews – Visual presentation (video) will be shown on campus lobby computer of the NBCC St. Andrews Cafeteria as repeat video on October 4th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.
Organized by: NBCC St. Andrews
Fredericton – Part of “Week of Awareness” – vigil at Queen Square in Fredericton on October 4th at 6:00 pm.
Organized by: Wolastoqiyik Sisters in Spirit Maliseet Nation
Miramichi – Vigil held at the NBCC Miramichi Campus on October 4th, time TBD.
Organized by: NBCC Miramichi Aboriginal Student Advisors
Moncton – Vigil held at the NBCC Moncton Campus on October 4th, time TBD.
Organized by: NBCC Moncton Aboriginal Student Advisors
Fredericton – Awareness at the NBCC Fredericton Campus on October 4th, time TBD.
Organized by: NBCC Fredericton Aboriginal Student Advisors
St. Andrews – Awareness at the NBCC St. Andrews Campus on October 4th, time TBD.
Organized by: NBCC St. Andrews Aboriginal Student Advisors
Woodstock – Walk of remembrance at the NBCC Woodstock Campus on October 4th, time TBD.
Organized by: NBCC Woodstock Aboriginal Student Advisors
Saint John – Vigil at the NBCC Saint John Campus on October 4th, time TBD.
Organized by: NBCC Saint John Aboriginal Student Advisors
Lunenburg – Gathering to remember the women and girls, drumming, smudging, reading 4 stories of the women’s lives, candle lighting at the Garden behind the fire station in Lunenburg on October 4th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Organized by: Second Story Women’s Centre & Women of the Shore
Halifax – Candlelight vigil at Grand Parade with opening prayer and drumming. A Moment of Silence. Then refreshments at Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, 2158 Gottingen St., on October 4th at 6:30 pm.
Organized by: Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre
Curve Lake – Workshop-Speakers, Create Toolkit (Missing Persons) at the Curve Lake Cultural Centre on October 4th at 6:00 pm.
Organized by: Curve Lake Cultural Centre
Kitchener – Vigil, Music, community gathering at the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda on October 4th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
Organized by: White Owl Native Ancestry Association Mino Ode Knewak N’gamowak
Windsor – Candlelight vigil with women’s drum at the river on October 4th in the evening (time will be announced).
Organized by: Can Am Indian Friendship Centre
Thunder Bay – Sacred fire, opening remarks from Elder & ED, smudge, drumming of the Women’s song, sharing from participants of the MMIW, offering of the Spirit Bowl & Tobacco, release 7 lanterns (representing 7 grandfathers), closing prayer, song & feast at the Ontario Native Women’s Association on October 4th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Organized by: Ontario Native Women’s Association
Ottawa – Moment of Silence at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Headquarters on October 4th at 10:00 am (est.)
Organized by: RCMP National Headquarters
Niagara Falls – Candlelight vigil at the Memorial Gardens of St. John’s Anglican Church on October 4th at 7:00 pm.
Organized by: St. John’s Anglican Church
Sioux Lookout – Candlelight vigil at the Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre on October 4th, time will be announced.
Organized by: Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship centre
Kingston – Melanie Gray MMIW presentation, sacred fire, tobacco burning, youth panel, Red Cloth performance, speakers, petition, Faceless Dolls panels on October 4th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.
Organized by: Kingston Interval House, HIV Aids Regional Services, Four Directors Queen’s student centre, Native Women’s Association Tyendinaga, Amnesty International, Napanee Red Cedars Shelter, Family home Visitor, Indigenous Healthy babies, Healthy Children (ONWA)
Hamilton – Join us for 2 Events in honouring of the 1200 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women:
Flag Raising at Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St. W. on September 30 at 12:00 pm.
Candlelight Vigil gathering with special guests to present on MMIW and girls, which includes an elder and sacred fire, also providing light refreshments at Honouring The Circle 21 Rosene Ave. on October 4th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Organized by: Native Women’s Centre
Geraldton – Smudge, prayer, drumming, songs & Moment of Silence at the ONWA site on October 4th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Organized by: Ontario Native Women’s Association, Geraldton ON
Aundeck Omni Kaning/Little Current – Smudge & prayer, hand drum song, candlelight, ending with lanterns being lit and prayer at Aundeck Omni Kaning Lake area (beach) on October 4th at 7:30 pm.
Organized by: Waibejawong Anishnabeqek
Barrie – A gathering to honour our missing and murdered sisters, drumming, singing and candlelight vigil at the Barrie Native Friendship Centre on October 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Organized by: Barrie Native Friendship Centre
Kenora – Singing & drumming, Moment of Silence, release rose petals into the water under the white cap at the Harbour Front on October 4th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Organized by: Aboriginal Victim and Family Liaison (ONWA)
Sudbury – Flag raising and drumming at the Tom Davies Square Courtyard, march from Tom Davies Square through Greater Sudbury streets to N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre where we will have guest speakers, followed by a feast, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Afterwards we will have a Candlelight vigil at the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on October 4th.
Organized by: Planning committee agencies of Greater Sudbury
Oakville – Gathering with drumming, singing, and stories by students and grandmothers – in conjunction with the Redress Project; Includes “Call for Action” – for compulsory education on history and treatment of Aboriginal people to be taught in every school from elementary to university. Located at the Oakville Town Square on October 4th at 5:00 pm.
Organized by: Women of Halton Action Movement, Sheridan Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support and Support Services Affairs
Leamington – Pipe ceremony (5pm), Candlelight Vigil (6:30pm) & Moment of silence at the Caldwell Community Hall on October 4th at 5:00 pm.
Organized by: Caldwell First Nations
Guelph – Candlelight vigil, speakers, drumming & call to action at 116 Gordon Street on October 4th at 6:30 pm.
Organized by: Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
Brantford – 6:00 pm Welcome and view the no face dolls collection, 6:30 pm outdoor candlelight vigil at 184 Mohawk St. on October 4th at 6:00 pm.
Organized by: Brantford Native Housing
Toronto – Cedar tree planting, candlelight vigil, Moment of Silence & painted rocks assembly at Allen Gardens on October 4th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Organized by: Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
Perth – Welcome, Introductions, Drumming, Sharing Thoughts, Drumming at the Women’s Memorial by the Tay Canal (At the Glass Place) on October 4th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Organized by: C.A.N. (Community Action Network)
Windsor – Candlelight vigil with traditional song and music at the Dieppe Gardens (By the waterfront/Ouellette and Riverside Intersection) on October 4th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Organized by: Can Am Indian Friendship Centre Can-Am Urban Native Homes Legal Assistance of Windsor
Simcoe – Cultural Sensitivity Training at The Greens at Renton on October 4th from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Organized by: Haldimand & Norfolk Justice for Women Review Team
Burlington – Candlelight Vigil, special guest speakers, round dance, ceremony, Moment of Silence and releasing of lanterns at THINKSPOT, 6210 Lowville Park Rd. on October 4th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Organized by: Halton Women’s Place
Fort Erie – Speakers, drumming, memory walk and viewing of Sisters in Spirit documentary at St. Catherines City Hall & St. Catherines Public Library, James & Church St. on October 4th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Organized by: Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre
Kingston – The Sisters in Spirit Committee invites you to a free screening of Highway of Tears: A documentary looking into the missing and murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia (Donations welcome). Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 pm at HARS, 844A Princess St., Kingston. ALL WELCOME! Highway of Tears Poster
Join us to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women & their families. Please bring an offering of food to share at the Feast and a Feast Basket/Bag (plate/bowl/cup/cutlery). Please also bring a lawn chair. At the Newlands Pavilion, MacDonald Park (Corner of Barrie and King), Kingston, on October 4th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Organized by: Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, HARS HIV/AIDS Regional Services, Red Cedars Shelter, Amnesty International Napanee, Good Minds Program Tyendinaga, Native Women’s Association Tyendinaga and Kingston Interval House
Ottawa – Moment of Silence at 9:00 am. REDress project, fabric dress pin making and display at the Mamidosewin Centre, Student Commons Building (E122) at Algonquin College on October 4th throughout the day.
Organized by: Mamidosewin Centre at Algonquin College
Thunder Bay – Sunrise ceremony at 7:30 am at Lake Tamblyn, Lakehead University. Discussion on systemic racism towards Indigenous women and Girls at 3:30 pm at the Aboriginal Awareness Centre, room SC 0019. Ceremony and discussion on October 4th.
Organized by: Aboriginal Awareness Centre and Multicultural Centre
Manawan – Vigile et envollé de ballons avec prière de femme de pipe sacri. Le 4 octobre à 19:00 heures, au site du Pow-wow.
Groupe organisateur: Programme Mirerimowin: Agir pour mieux-vivre
Onion Lake – Run/walk, candlelight vigil, balloon raising and speeches on October 4th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Organized by: Women’s Secretariat
La Ronge – Memorial walk from LLRIB Band office Parking lot to Urban Rez on La Ronge Avenue on October 4th at 11:00 am.
Organized by: Piwapan Women’s Centre
Saskatoon – Prayer, Walk, Food, Speakers & Give Away at White Buffalo Youth Lodge 602 20th St. West on October 4th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Organized by: Iskwewuk Ewichiwitochik (Women Walking Together)
Regina – Faceless Dolls, display of Red Dress, quiet space for remembrance at F.W. Johnson Collegiate on October 4th during school hours.
Organized by: F.W. Johnson Collegiate
St. George’s – Ceremony, (Traditional opening), Moment of Silence. Author of “Invisible Victims” will speak at the Bay St. George Cultural Circle on October 2nd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Organized by: Indian Cove Women’s Circle
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