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Activist Communique: FSIS’ 3rd Annual Feb 14 Day of Justice Rally and Memorial March - Ottawa

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FSIS’ 3rd Annual Feb 14 Day of Justice Rally and Memorial March - Ottawa

The Deets:

Thursday February 14, 2013

11:45 am

Prime Minister's Office (80 Wellington Street)

Ottawa, ON

The Call Out:

Families of Sisters in Spirit (FSIS) will be starting our Memorial March at the Prime Minister's Office (80 Wellington St.) at 11:45 a.m. We will walk to Parliament Hill together for a rally and round-dance.

Elder Annie St. Georges will be doing the opening & closing prayers.

Families :
Daughter of Nora Bernard, Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia
Sister of of Tanya Brooks, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Kathy, Mother of of Angela Meyer from Yellowknife, North West Territories
Bridget Tolley, daughter of Gladys Tolley
Gladys Radek, auntie of Tamara Chipman
Laurie Odjick, mother of Maisy Odjick from Kitigan Zibi
Colleen Cardinal, sister of Gina Desa and sister-in-law of Lynne Jackson

Speakers will include :
Kitigan Zibi Chief Gilbert Whiteduck
Ellen Gabriel

Drummers :

Meegwetch to Erin Marie Konsmo for letting FSIS use her artwork for our posters.

For more information: familiesofsistersinspirit@gmail.com

To learn more visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Families-of-Sisters-in-Spirit/169989823049052?ref=ts&fref=ts

To donate $$ to help bring families from Eastern Canada visit: familiesofsistersinspirit.com

FSIS is looking for donations of hot beverages (coffee, hot chocolate) which can be handed out to folks who are present. If you can help support please contact us!


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