Hundreds of human rights activists went to the Canadian parliament on Thursday in solidarity with missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. The rally, which was part of nationwide vigil, called for a national inquiry and an end to violence against native women.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada has documented over 600 cases of missing or murdered aboriginal women and girls from across the country in the past twenty years. These alarming rates have been a major source of concern and grief for the aboriginal community. Protestors were able to hear from family members of women who died under brutal circumstances or went missing. PressTV
Dozens of people gathered in Halifax to call for a public inquiry into the missing aboriginal women in Nova Scotia as part of the seventh annual Sisters in Spirit vigil.
About 50 men and women from varying backgrounds attended the vigil on Thursday night, reported the CBC's Anjuli Patil.
Since the SIS initiative began in 2005, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) has documented more than 582 cases of missing or murdered Aboriginal women and girls. This year, at least 110 vigils are taking place across Canada to honour the missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls and to show support for their families.