On Tuesday, February 16, Cambrian College’s Wabnode Centre for Aboriginal Services is hosting a ceremony and a feast to honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
The ceremony will take place outdoors at the College’s Sacred Fire Arbour at 10:30 a.m., during which, participants will be invited to make prayers and offerings. A feast in the Student Life Centre will follow the ceremony. All are welcome to attend to honour Aboriginal women who are missing or have been murdered.
Last year, Cambrian students commemorated missing and murdered Aboriginal women by hand-crafting faceless dolls, made out of felt. The Faceless Doll project was initiated by the Native Women’s Association of Canada to commemorate each woman and child lost because of violence or neglect.
Across Canada, annual memorial marches are held on February 14 to show love for missing and murdered Aboriginal women. The marches also raise awareness for the need to prevent violence against women and to hold perpetrators accountable for violent acts.
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