Posts made in February, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, Missing Justice invites you to a Community Gathering to honour the lives and memories of women, two-spirit and non-binary people who have been lost to gendered and racialized violence. This 9th annual event will include performances by Nina and Sierra Segalowitz, the Buffalo Hat Singers, Marie-Josée Tremblay and more. There will also be time for people in attendance to share a song, a story, a dance, a poem… or any expression to honour those who have been lost. Tea, sweets and bannock will be served. This event is co-presented by CKUT 90.3FM. Annual Valentine’s Day commemorations started in Vancouver in 1991 subsequent to the murder of a Coast Salish woman that had received very little attention from the media and police. The event will commemorate missing and murdered women of all backgrounds, giving particular emphasis to Indigenous women who are the disproportionate targets of this systemic violence. This event takes place on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodian of the lands and waters on which we gather. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We are honoured to be able to come together to honour the lives of women and two-spirit people. Territorial acknowledgement reference: Indigenous Directions Leadership Group (February 16, 2017) Where: Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (2001 St-Laurent) When: February 14th, 2018 Time: 6-8pm Cost: free Accessibility Information: The Native Friendship Centre is wheelchair accessible (more detailed information will be posted soon). Please let us know 48 hours in advance if you need an accessible taxi. Childcare will be available on-site. For any additional information please send an email to *This is event is trans-inclusive. Image Chief Lady Bird and Aura ******** Rassemblement communautaire pour commémorer les vies des femmes disparues et assassinées En ce jour de Saint-Valentin, la campagne « Missing Justice » vous invite à un rassemblement pour honorer les vie des femmes, des personnes bispirituelles et des personnes non-binaires qui ont disparu, victimes de violences sexistes et racistes. Lors de la 9e édition de cet événement annuel, nous aurons le plaisir de présenter des performances de Nina et Sierra Segalowitz, des Buffalo Hat Singers, de Marie-Josée Tremblay et d’autres encore. Il sera également possible pour les personnes présentes de partager leurs chansons, histoires, danses, poèmes ou n’importe quelle forme d’expression pour honorer celleux qui ont disparu. Du thé, des sucreries ainsi que du pain bannick seront servis sur place. Les commémorations annuelles de la Saint-Valentin ont débuté à Vancouver en 1991 suite au meurtre d’une femme salishe...

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