On Tuesday, you have two opportunities to remember Indigenous women, and the many women, who have had their lives ended by violence. There is certainly new recognition for this as Canada moves forward with a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, though the annual event and its many counterparts across the country are not new.
The first walk on Tuesday, February 14 is at Pembina Hall on the University of Alberta campus, at noon. Attendees are encouraged to bring signs or posters celebrating the people they’ve had taken from them, and demanding justice for the violence they faced.
In the evening, there’s the 12th annual walk recognizing missing and murdered women of Alberta. It’s also a memorial for all others who have had their lives taken violently. It begins at the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, at 6pm. Attendees are encouraged to wear red or purple.
Both events are open to everyone who has felt an impact of violence, and for those remembering victims murdered and missing from all walks of life, including LGBTQ2S, women, children and men.