Sisters in Spirit Vigils

Sisters in Spirit Vigils occur annually on October 4th across Canada. Vigils are hosted by various organizations and communities each year, including the collaborating partners Amnesty International Canada, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC), and Canadian Federation of Students (CFS).

As stated on the website, the vigils take many forms, “from a moment of silence to a rally to a community feast. It is a day to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.” Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples take part in the SIS Vigils, and they are believed to be part of a “movement for social change” in which the focus is on both remembering the lives of those lost, and committing to work towards ending violence against women.


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