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Staff Contributed | Interrobang | News | February 14th, 2011



On February 14, people from across London will gather to march up Dundas Street to remember over 580 Indigenous women who have been murdered or gone missing over the last 30 years.

The march is meant to raise awareness of this ongoing issue. After the federal government cut funding to the Native Women Association of Canada's Sisters in Spirit program, "it is evident that few of those in power have a genuine interest in ending the violence against Indigenous women," according to a press release for the event.

The sixth annual Remembering Our Sisters march begins at 1 p.m. at At Lohsa Native Family Healing Services at 343 Richmond Street, where marchers will gather to learn the reasons behind the event. The march begins at 2 p.m., and will head north up Dundas Street, ending at My Sister's Place at 566 Dundas. There, a panel presentation will take place, and refreshments will be served.

"We stand in defense of our lives and to demonstrate against the complicity of the state in the ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and the impunity of state institutions and actors (police, RCMP, coroners' offices, the courts, and an indifferent federal government) that prevents justice for all Indigenous Peoples," stated the release.

For more information about At Lohsa, visit atlohsa.com.
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