‘Not just numbers’: Sisters in Spirit vigil remembers #MMIW

This picture was taken during a 2015 Sisters in Spirit vigil in Ottawa. Photo courtesy: Native Women's Association of Canada.
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Canadians across the country will march and hold vigils on Tuesday in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

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In Yellowknife, the Native Women’s Association of the NWT will host a Sisters in Spirit march through the downtown core.

The purpose of the event is to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and expose the realities many women face.

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Tuesday’s walk will start outside the N’Dilo gym at 11:30 a.m. and end at the Northern United Place where there will be guest speakers, informal presentations, a hot lunch and a vigil.

People are asked to meet outside the gym at 11:15 a.m. ahead of the walk.

According to the Native Women’s Association of Canada, more than 100 communities will host similar events Tuesday.

Sisters in Spirit marches and vigils first began in 2006.

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