Everyone is welcome to join us for Kelowna’s 8th Annual Women’s Memorial Vigil to honour missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. This year’s vigil welcomes all members of our community to join together in memory, protest, and healing, with an opening prayer by Chief Roxanne Lindley.
The February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March is held on Valentine’s Day each year to honour the memory of Indigenous women, including trans and two-spirit women, who have died as a result of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual violence.
Since 1991, Indigenous women across the country have organized the February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial Marches across Canada. After years of dedicated and determined advocacy by Indigenous women, families and friends, in 2015 and as stated by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls website, “the Government of Canada announced the launch of an independent national inquiry to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.”
Location: 5pm at Kelowna Courthouse – 1355 Water St. Wear red and bring drums. A community dinner follows in the Great Room (2nd floor) of the downtown library.