A series of events leading up to and including Sisters of Spirit Day give us an opportunity to commemorate the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit people and to advocate for change to prevent further tragedies. Questions? Email Tony Snow, Chinook Winds Indigenous Minister.
• MMIWG2S+ Memorial Service on Sunday, October 3 (2 pm on Zoom) – We will hold our annual memorial service on Zoom memorializing and remembering the lives of Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit people in our community who have been lost to their families and friends. Register to receive the Zoom link
Sisters in Spirit Day – Monday, October 4, 2021– We encourage all to connect with community vigils, small gatherings and socially distanced marches in your area that occur on this day to commemorate the lives of Women, Girls and Two Spirit People and advocate for change to prevent future tragedies.
Below are October 4, 2021 Vigils we have heard about:
• Native Women’s Association of Canada Virtual Vigil on Facebook https://www.nwac.ca/event/sisters-in-spirit-virtual-vigil/
• Calgary, AB — 15th Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil: https://www.awotaan.org/news/mmiwg/
• Lethbridge, AB — Sisters in Spirit Vigil: https://www.facebook.com/LethbridgeSistersInSpirit/
• Rimbey, AB — Sisters in Spirit Candlelight Vigil to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Monday, Oct 4th, 7:30 pm, outdoors at the Beatty Heritage House (5002-51 st) Rimbey. For more information phone Annette 403 843-3115
Also Happening on Saturday, October 2: MMIWG2ST Day of Wellness – We host our second annual Day of Wellness on October 2 at McDougall United Church in Calgary (11 am – 3 pm) This is specifically for those affected by the loss of Grandmothers, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Spouses and Friends. It is a day of spiritual care and gathering to reflect on our journey through arts, crafts, traditional teachings and ceremony. Everyone is welcome. COVID-19 restrictions apply. This Day is now fully subscribed and registration is closed.