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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nationwide Memorial Vigil for Loretta Saunders, Montreal

Nationwide Memorial Vigil for Loretta Saunders,

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Place Norman-Bethune (intersection of Guy and de Maisonneuve West)
Montreal, QC

On February 13, 2014 Loretta Saunders, a young Inuk woman disappeared from
Halifax, Nova Scotia. Two weeks later when her body was found we were
again reminded that our work to stop violence against Indigenous women and
girls is far from over. At the time of Loretta's disappearance, she was
working on a masters degree and researching the cases of missing and
murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Loretta was dedicated to ending the
violence that she had witnessed others experience.

On March 27th, groups all over Canada will be coming together to honour
Loretta's life and her dedication to ending violence against Indigenous
women and girls. In her honour, we will be sending a strong and loud
message to governmental officials to say that this will not be tolerated,
that Indigenous women are valued in our communities and that we will not
stand silent and allow this violence to continue.

Please join us at 5pm at Place Norman-Bethune for a candle lit vigil. With
drumming and singing by Odaya, and other guests.

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