Honouring the Unforgotten: Sisters in Spirit Day
October 4th marks a significant day in Canada, known as Sisters in Spirit Day. It is a day that calls for the honour and remembrance of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, now expanded to include men and 2 spirited people, MMIWM2S. Through community events and vigils held nationwide, we spotlight the lives of these women and girls, their families, loved ones, and communities who have been deeply affected by this tragedy.
Sisters in Spirit Day is not just about remembrance; it's about action. It is a day to demand justice and systemic change. It's about acknowledging the ongoing violence and discrimination faced by Indigenous women and girls and standing against it.
On Sisters in Spirit Day, we remember and honour the Indigenous women and girls who have been taken from us too soon. We stand with their families, loved ones, and communities in their grief and their fight for justice. This day serves as a poignant reminder of the work that still needs to be done to ensure the safety and dignity of Indigenous women in Canada. Let's seize this opportunity to educate ourselves, to show support, and to contribute to the change that is so urgently needed.
Here are some resources to help you learn about the day: