Every October 4th, Sisters In Spirit Vigils:

  • Honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls;
  • Support grieving families and provide opportunities for healing; and,
  • Is a movement for social change.

Virtual Candlelight Vigil 2014

Each year on October 4th communities across Canada come together to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. As we do so, we remember the lives of sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers tragically taken from us.

Each candle is a beacon of hope and strength.

Candles Lit In 2013: 323
Candles Lit In 2012: 624
Candles Lit In 2011: 141

Welcome to the Sisters In Spirit Candlelight Vigil!

For years, communities have pointed to the high number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. As part of our commitment to the issue and to the countless families who are still in need of justice, NWAC is a lead organizer in Sisters In Spirit Vigils, a national movement that encourages concerned citizens and Aboriginal community members to gather on October 4th.

We gather to honour our lost sisters and their families. We gather to show we are a united front. We gather to shed light on a crisis that affects every Canadian. We gather to pressure all levels of government to act and ACT NOW! We invite you, your organization and your community to join with us in solidarity every October 4th.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Status of Women Canada (SWC)  National Union of Public and General Employees Canadian Union of Postal Workers(CUPW)

 

This Sisters In Spirit Candle Light Vigil was created by the Evidence to Action team of the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC).
'Evidence to Action for our Sisters In Spirit'. This project has been funded through Status of Women Canada, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).

Virtual Candlelight Vigil

For years, communities have pointed to the high number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

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SIS Vigils

It started with a daughter’s vision. Bridget Tolley was worried people were forgetting about her mother Gladys, who was killed in 2001 in Maniwaki, QC.

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Finding a Vigil

Each year on October 4th communities across Canada come together to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

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Dedications

The Dedication Page is a place where we remember the lives of our Aboriginal mothers, daughters, sisters, aunties and grandmothers.
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We Remember

As we read the reports and fact sheets, learn of the roots causes and trends and familiarize ourselves with the circumstances of violence that has led to disappearance and death, we must never forget that each number represents the story of a woman or girl who is loved and missed by her family.

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What is Happening

As of March 31, 2010, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) has gathered information about the disappearance or death of more than 580 Aboriginal women and girls across Canada.

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