FSIS Events

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Honouring and Remembering Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two spirit, Supporting the Living.

Families of Sisters in Spirit & The Native Youth Sexual Health Network

***Please leave your agency and organization banners at home and instead make signs in honour of women, girls, Trans and Two Spirit people who have died violent and premature deaths.****

**Please bring an item of food to share with the community***


6:00pm Prayer & Land Acknowledgement : Claudette CommandaAlgonquin grandmother


**Walking WIth Our Sisters Ottawa Presentation – TBA

**NYSHN & FSIS Presentations – Alexa Lesperance & Colleen A.Cardinal HONOURING THE LIVES OF MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN – It Starts With Us
Community Run Database, Tributes, core values and beliefs about engaging in organizing around violence against Indigenous women, specific those who have gone missing or died violent deaths:

**Eren Cervantes-Altamirano Zapotec Nation of Oaxaca, Mexico. MA student at Carleton
.“Remembering our Southern Sisters”
Mexico is currently considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for its own people due to the War on Drugs and several crimes committed by state actors. However, this is not new for Indigenous populations in Mexico. Indigenous communities have been the target of military and police attacks, particularly since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The adoption of NAFTA “coincides” with several rapes, murders and disappearances of women along the Mexico-US border, many of whom are Indigenous women. Families along the northern borders estimate that in the past 20 years more than 500 women have been murdered or have gone missing. Different governments have attempted to discredit these women and their families, while neglecting to investigate and prosecute the crimes committed against them. The War on Drugs and the complicity of Western countries have resulted in an official count of 24,000 feminicides since 2006 across the country. We do not know how many of these crimes were perpetrated against Indigenous women because, these days, identity in Mexico can be a matter of life and death.

***♥*Families of Missing and Murdered invited to speak,drum,sing, share stories, poems.*♥*

***Elaine Creegirl Kicknosway and Theland – Ceremony “Healing the Water Within Us”

Drumming to end

8:15pm Closing




Healing, Grieving, Honouring Ceremony & Feast

for Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit people

with FSIS and NYSHN

Sunday October 5, 2014

5:00 – 8:00 PM


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