Feb13


Feb 14th, 2013: Over 700 gathered at St. Laurent Metro this Valentine’s Day to make this year, Montreal’s 4th annual memorial march for missing and murdered women the largest yet. The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Her name is not spoken today out of respect for the wishes of her family. Out of this sense of hopelessness and anger came an annual march on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community, and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Unceded Coast Salish Territories. Twenty-two years later, the women’s memorial march continues to honour the lives of all missing and murdered women. Video by Spencer...

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Feb 14th 2013, Montreal. The will to fight comes from a heart overflowing with love. Ellen Gabriel is a Native/human right activist, and former president of Quebec Native Women (QNW). She joined the members of her community of Kanehsatà:ke in March 1990 as they erected barricades to protect The Pines from the expansion of a golf course in the municipality of Oka. She was chosen by the People of the Longhouse and then by her community to be a spokesperson for them during the 1990 Oka Crisis. Video by Spencer...

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Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (Missing Justice) invites you and yours to attend, spread the word about, and participate in this year’s Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women on Thursday February 14th, 6pm at St. Laurent metro. The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Her name is not spoken today out of respect for the wishes of her family. Out of this sense of hopelessness and anger came an annual march on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community, and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Unceded Coast Salish Territories. Twenty-two years later, the women’s memorial march continues to honour the lives of missing and murdered women. This year, Montreal holds it’s 4th Annual Memorial March. ****There will be a bus this year from Kahnawake, and back, organized by Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services. The bus will leave the KSCS Parking lot at 4:30 pm and return at approx 9 pm. Start (drop off) at St Laurent metro and pick up (to return home) at Parc des Ameriques- St Laurent and Rachel street.*** If you can’t be there in person, tune into CKUT 90.3FM or www.ckut.ca. CKUT will broadcast live from the event from 6-7pm. You can find the podcast here after. Please contact us for more information and promotional material. With guests: -Buffalo Hat Singers -Warrior Minded (Joey Shaw) -Ellen Gabriel -Anik Sioui -Nina Sigalwoitz, Chez Doris -Alexa Conradi, Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ) -Bridget Tolley, Families of Sisters in Spirit -Lucy Anacleto, YWCA -Mirha-Soleil, ASTTeQ -Idle No More and more….! There will be hot chocolate served! Thank you, Missing Justice justiceformissing@gmail.com...

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