Monday, 3 October 2011

October 4th Sisters in Spirit Vigil

The Following is from a Joint Statement to be read nationwide on October 4th 2011 as part of
Sisters In Spirit Vigils—A Movement for Social Change:

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.

Today, we offer our support and sympathy to their families and we join with them in demanding justice.

Statistics consistently show that Aboriginal women face much higher levels of violence than all other women in Canada. The Native Women's Association of Canada has documented more than 600 cases of Aboriginal women and girls who have been murdered or who remain missing.

This violence has touched the lives of almost every First Nations, Inuit and Métis family and community. And it has moved Canadians from all walks of life to demand action. Violence against Aboriginal women is a national issue, one that must concern us all.
Please take a moment in your classrooms tomorrow to stand in silent vigil for these women. Please take a moment to read the full Joint Statement, preferrably to your students. Please ensure that the invisible and vulnerable are made visible and are protected as they deserve to be. The Joint Statement can be found at http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/DR-IR-11-10-SISVigilJointStatement.pdf
I will also be posting this on my personal education blog wherearethesheep.blogspot.com.

5 comments:

  1. Online Test Series for GATE:Coaching institutes give a right platform to analyze weakness and strength of their students. They provide online test series for GATE to enhance their skills.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hello GATE Aspirants

    The rising trend of books for gate cse preparation have fascinated number of prospects to ice GATE coaching centre as they enjoy the spirit of visual learning and live discussions with the prominent people from the industry and even the engineers employed by the society.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Icegate insititute provides best gate coaching institutes in kochi and gate classes in kochi. IceGate is the best Gate Academy in kochi. TO join our best coaching for gate in kochi contact us today.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for sharing such valuable information about Education.If you want to join Online Classes for GATE Preparation you can join Nimbus in Delhi.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Education is necessary for all and you need to prefer advance technology of study like:- online classes and you should also join the best GATE 2021 Online Test series.

    ReplyDelete