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Statement from USW District 6 Director Marty Warren for October 4, National Day to Commemorate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

On October 4 we remember the many hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across this country. We especially remember the Steelworker sisters who have been taken from us, and we remember the Steelworker families who are grieving.

October 4 is a day of sadness, but also of some hope. I hope that the National Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women will provide a safe, effective space for families to share their stories and for the inquiry commissioners to make wise recommendations to end the violence.

Please attend an October 4 vigil wherever you are. The list below is one source of details about the many events being organized.

USW District 6 is also happy to support the “Walking with Our Sisters” travelling art installation, next in Toronto October 15-29 at the Aboriginal Education Centre, 16 Phin Avenue. If you can, attend this beautiful and moving exhibition to commemorate those who are gone but not forgotten.

In solidarity,

Marty Warren
Director, District 6

 

Check the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s list of vigils 

Walking with Our Sisters 

USW Support to Attend the National Inquiry 

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