June 18: A memorial walk and candlelight vigil for the 3rd anniversary of Tiffany Morrison’s disappearance, 8pm in Kahnawake, at the grounds beside the K103 radio station
Tiffany Morrison is a 25-year-old Mohawk woman who disappeared after getting in a cab that left LaSalle, Quebec in 2006. She shared a taxi back to Kahnawake with a man from the community, who has told police that she remained in the taxi after he was let out at his house. Tiffany has a daughter to whom she is completely devoted, and as her mother said, “she would never leave her like this.”
Police negligence and media blackout continue to act as major barriers to solving the case. Join us to help raise awareness of Tiffany’s case, and to show her family that we will not be silent as their loved one is missing.
For more information on Tiffany’s disappearance: www.amnesty.ca/campaigns/sisters_tiffany_morrison.php
Transportation: Buses ($2 per person, or by donation) will leave Angrignon station at 7pm, and return at 10:30pm. To reserve a spot on a bus, please contact Kary Ann Deer at Quebec Native Women Inc (450)632-0088 ext.221.
Cyclists will meet at Angrignon station at 3:30 and will return to Montreal between 9:30 and 10pm.
Email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 17: A workshop held by Sisters in Spirit, 5:30pm in Kahnawake, at the Golden Age Club
This workshop will be an opportunity for community members to strategize on the issues surrounding missing and murdered Indigenous women. A light meal will be served at 5pm.
The Sisters in Spirit initiative of the Native Women’s Association of Canada works to address violence facing Aboriginal women, in particular focusing on the high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.
No transportation has been arranged for this event.
Missing Justice is a newly formed grassroots collective based in Montreal that works to eliminate the ongoing and increasing threat to the safety of Indigenous women in Canada, and to dispel harmful stereotypes about First Nations People. Since September, five First Nations women have gone missing in Quebec. Missing Justice recognizes that this, and all violence against Indigenous women is a result of systemic oppression of Indigenous peoples by the government, with the compliance of media and police. Some of the collective’s activities include raising awareness, such as an upcoming Montreal-wide poster campaign, research, information-sharing, media campaigns, popular education and direct action.
For more information on Missing Justice please check out: www.missingjustice.mvmnt.ca.