Valentine’s Day marks the annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women in cities across Canada, which honour the disproportionate number of Indigenous women who have been and still are victims of systemic violence in this country.
More than twenty years ago, in 1991, Vancouver saw the first memorial march, kicking off a movement that has grown in strength and size ever since. The devastating legacy of colonialism and deadly effects of sexism, racism, and marginalization are a daily reality for Indigenous women, who groups like Sisters in Spirit and the Native Women’s
Association of Canada struggle to bring to the forefront of Canadian media consciousness.
Click on the image above to see our break down of recent activism – and the lack of government initiative – surrounding missing and murdered Indigenous women.
—The McGill Daily Editorial Board