Marty Warren Statement for October 4, National Day to Commemorate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

October 4 is the day Canadians attend vigils and other events honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Sadly, included in the missing and murdered are Steelworker sisters and the family members of Steelworkers.

In early September, Steelworkers from across District 6 joined together to help build a gathering place in Collingwood, Ontario. It’s a place that acknowledges Indigenous nations and that symbolizes the close connection between all of us who have lived, and now live, on this land. The beauty of this gathering place should inspire us to make sure that all peoples can live on and enjoy this land in safety and good health.

Please attend an October 4 vigil wherever you are, to show that Steelworkers care about creating a world free of gender- and race-based violence. The list below is one source of details about the many events being organized. You can also telephone your community’s Friendship Centre or Indigenous women’s centre to ask about local events.

In solidarity,

Marty Warren
Director, District 6

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

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