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A V-day to remember – Castanet

Feb 10, 2019

A vigil is being held in Kelowna to remember indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people who have been murdered or gone missing.

Everyone in Kelowna is invited to attend on Feb. 14 at the steps of the Kelowna Law Courts at 5 p.m.

The Native Women’s Association of Canada has worked for more than four decades to document the systemic violence impacting Indigenous women, girls, their families, and communities.

“Throughout our work, NWAC believed the violence against Indigenous women to be much more pervasive than publicly available data would indicate,” said a spokesperson.

“This suspicion was confirmed in 2013, when the RCMP released a report revealing 1,181 cases of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls.”

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