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Sisters in Spirit vigils take place across Canada on Saturday, October 4

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First I would like to humbly suggest you read the following article if you want to find out more about the campaign to bring justice to murdered and missing Indigenous woman and girls and stop the violence: "From Idle No More to a Civil Rights Movement"

Next, I need you to scan for your city below to find the nearest Sisters in Spirit vigil near you.

If you can't make it out, feel free to check out this site to light a virtual candle in honour of someone.

The provinces are listed in alphabetical order so take a look and join in!

Alberta

Athabasca: Athabasca Native Friendship Society  -- Walk to the riverfront, say a prayer, and release flowers into the river at the Friendship Centre on Oct. 4th @ 5-8PM

Chateh: Dene First Nation, Family and Community Wellness -- Walk, Prayers, drumming, moment of silence at Bushe River Albert on Oct. 4th @ Noon

Edmonton: I Human Youth Society, Metis Child and Family Services, Mikisew Cree First Nation, Stolen Sisters Awareness Movement -- Rally at Alberta Legistlature Grounds on Oct. 4th @1-4pm

Grand Prairie: Circle of Aboriginal Student GPRC -- A walk followed by a dinner and a candle light vigil at Grande Prairie Regional College and Grand Prairie Friendship Centre on Oct, 4th @ 2pm

Lac La Biche: The Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre -- Candlelight vigil, ceremony/smudge, prayer, moment of silence at The Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre on Oct. 3rd @ 10AM

Lethbridge: Amnesty International Lethbridge Circle A97, Friendship Society, YWCA, City of Lethbridge, KAIROS, Blood Tribe, NWAC, Lethbride Police Services, CKXU, University of Lethbridge, Opakaaèsin Early Intervention Society, Red Cross, Metis Local Children Sercives, Aboriginal council, Womens Space -- SIS Vigil walk, Candlelight vigil, speakers, drumming, singing. Faceless Doll display at the Galt Gardens on Oct. 4th @ 7PM

Red Deer: Action Coalition on Human Trafficking and Red Deer Native Friendship Society -- Candle Light Vigil at Heritage Square on Oct. 4th @4:30-8PM

Rimbey: Amnesty International Group 116 -- Rally at Farmers Market on Oct. 4th @ 10-1130AM , candlelight vigil at Beauty House on Oct. 4th @ 7:30PM

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British Columbia

Burns Lake: TS'iyanne Buts'udihti Friendship Society -- Candlelight vigil and march down highway 16 with drums at Spirit Square on Oct. 4th @ 1PM

Coal Harbor: Quatsino Health Clinic -- Candlelight vigil, dedicated to Angeline Pete who has been missing from our community since May 2011 at Quatsino Health Clinic on Oct. 5th @ 8PM

Courtenay: North Island Students Union, Local 72 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus events at North Island College on the evening of Oct. 4th

Fort Nelson: Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society -- Moment of silence, meal and assembly at the Friendship Centre on Oct. 3rd

Fort St. John(FSJ): Treaty 8 Tribal Association, Fort St. John Friendship Centre -- Rally, march, feast as well as speakers at FSJ Friendship Centre on Oct. 10th @ 5-8PM

Harrison Hot Springs: Agassiz United Church -- Candlelight vigil with a moment of silence at Agassiz United Church on Oct. 4th@ 10AM

Kamloops: BC Native Women's Association -- Rally, Candlelight vigil, moment of silence, drumming at Mc Donald Park on Oct. 4th@ 6PM

Kelowna: Okanagan College Students Union, Local 53 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus events at Okanagan College on the evening of Oct. 4th

Kelowna: Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society -- March, gathering at centre, speakers and moment of silence at the Friendship Centre on Oct. 4th @ 12-4PM

Nanaimo: Vancouver Island University Students Union, Local 61 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus event at Vancouver Island University on the evening of Oct. 4th

New Westminster: Douglas College Students Union, Local 18 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Events at Douglas College on the evening of Oct. 4th

Penticton: Ooknakane Friendship Centre -- Rally, dinner, guest speakers, candlelight vigil, community assembly at the Ooknakane Friendship Centre on Oct. 4th @ 5-9PM

Prince Rupert: North Coast Transition Society -- Candlelight vigil and moment of silence at the Courthouse Lawn on Oct. 3rd @ 12-1PM

Terrace: Northwest Community College Students Union, Local 66 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Events at Northwest Community College on the evening of Oct. 4th

Vancouver: Students Union of Vancouver Community College, Local 73 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Events at Vancouver Community College on the evening of Oct. 4th

Vancouver: Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Events on the evening of Oct. 4th

Victoria: Camosun College Student Society, Local 75 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Events at Camosun College on the evening of Oct. 4th

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Manitoba

Brandon: Brandon University Students Union, Local 37 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus events at Brandon University on the evening of Oct. 4th

Portage la Prairie: Partage Friendship Centre -- Speakers, media, feast, balloon release, walk at the Eagles Fire Youth Centre on Oct. 4th @ Noon

South Indian Lake: O-pipon-na-piwin Cree Nation -- Walk, Candlelight at Murdo Clee Hall on Oct. 4th@ 3PM

Winnipeg: Association Etudiante de L'university de Saint Boniface -- Campus events at University de Saint-Boniface on the evening of the 4th

Winnipeg: Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Events in Winnipeg on the evening of Oct. 4th

Winnipeg: The University of Winnipeg Students Association, Local 08 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus events at the University of Winnipeg on the evening of Oct. 4th

Winnipeg: Yellowquill College -- Moment of Silence, School Assembly (March 2015, Rally, vigil, march, assembly with speakers) at Yellowquill College on Oct. 2 @ 12PM

**

New Brunswick

Fredericton: St. Mary's First Nation -- March, candlelight vigil and drumming at St. Mary's Cultural Centre on Oct. 4th@ 7pm

Fredericton: New Brunswick Community College -- Vigils at each NBCC campus will include a moment of silence, a candle lighting and individually honoring #mmiw at NBCC Fredericton on Oct. 3rd@12:40PM

Kingsclear: Kingsclear First Nation Health & Wellness Centre -- Rally, opening prayer, march, where we will light Chinese lanterns in memory at Kingsclear Health and Wellness Centre on Oct. 4th @ 7PM

Miramichi: New Brunswick Community College -- Vigils at each NBCC campus will include a moment of silence, a candle lighting and individually honoring #mmiw at NBCC Miramichi on Oct. 3rd @ 12:40pm

Moncton: New Brunswick Community College -- Vigils at each NBCC campus will include a moment of silence, a candle lighting and individually honoring #mmiw at NBCC Moncton on Oct. 3rd@ 12:40pm

St. Andrews: New Brunswick Community College -- Vigils at each NBCC campus will include a moment of silence, a candle lighting and individually honoring #mmiw at NBCC St. Andrews on Oct. 3rd @12:40pm

St. John: New Brunswick Community College -- Vigils at each NBCC campus will include a moment of silence, a candle lighting and individually honoring #mmiw at NBCC St. John on Oct. 3rd @12:40pm

Woodstock: New Brunswick Community College -- Vigils at each NBCC campus will include a moment of silence, a candle lighting and individually honoring #mmiw at NBCC Woodstock on Oct. 3rd @12:40pm

Tobique First Nation: Opening prayer ceremony, march, candlelight vigil, moment of silence and community feast at the Tobique Wellness Centre, date and time are TBD

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Newfoundland

Carbonear: College of the North Atlantic, Local 46 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus events at College of the North Atlantic on the evening of Oct. 4th

Corner Brook: Grandfell Campus Student Union Local 36 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Events at Grenfell College on the evening of Oct. 4th

Nain: Department of Health and Social Development (DHSD) -- Rally, candlelight vigil, moment of silence at DHSD on Oct. 4th @ 7PM

St. Johns: Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Event in St. John on the evening of Oct. 4th

St. Johns: Memorial University of Newfoundland Students Union, Local 35 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Events at Memorial University on the evening of Oct. 4th

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Nova Scotia

Halifax: Nova Scotia Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus events in Halifax on the evening of Oct. 4th

Halifax: Student Union of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Local 7 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus events at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design on the evening of Oct. 4th

Halifax: Kings Students Union, Local 11 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus event at Kings University on the evening of Oct.4th

Whycocomagh: Mikmaw Family Healing Centre (Whycocobagh First Nation) -- Rally and March at the Waycobah Community Centre on Oct. 4th @ 10AM

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Northwest Territories

Fort Smith: Sutherland House -- Gathering at the fire and a candlelight vigil at the Northern Life Museum Cultural Centre on Oct. 4th @ 6-8PM

Yellowknife: Native Women's Association of NWT -- Walk, speakers, moment of silence, candlelight vigil and community feast at the Tree of peace Friendship Centre on Oct. 3rd @ 3-7PM

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Ontario

Acton: Concerned Citizens -- Candlelight vigil with speakers and performances at Notre Dame High School on Oct. 4th @ 6:30PM

Bancroft: Metis Nation of Ontario Victim Services -- Rally, gathering and drumming at Millennium Park on Oct. 4th @ 2-4PM

Bracebridge: Nipissing University, Muskoka Campus -- Moment of Silence/Candlelight Vigil at Memorial Park (downtown bracebridge) on Oct. 3rd @ 12-1PM

Brampton: Credit River Métis Council -- Candlelight, reception to follow at Gage Park on Oct. 4th, time is TBD

Brantford: Brantford Native Housing and Aboriginal Health centre -- Faceless doll workshop, community feast, outdoor vigil at the Woodland Cultural Centre on Oct. 4th @ 3-7PM

Burlington: Halton Violence Prevention Council -- Speeches, moment of silence and spoken word performance at Notre Dame High School on Oct. 4th @ 6:30PM

Burlington: Halton Women's Place -- Speeches, moment of silence and balloon release, Oct. 3rd, TBD

Carleton Place: Lanark Country Interval House -- Details are TBD

Curve Lake: Curve Lake First Nation, Curve Lake Cultural Centre -- Awareness Campaign #AMINext in Curve Lake on Oct. 4th @12-3PM

Dryden: Ontario Native Women's -- Luncheon, gathering, moment of silence and sharing stories at Coopers Park on Oct. 4th @ 11:30-1:30PM

Dryden: Dryden Native Friendship Centre -- Peaceful walk with signs and balloons, moment of silence, 2 speeches -- Location TBD on Oct. 4th @ 5pm

Fort Erie: Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre (FENFC) -- Guest Speaker, presentation, call of women's names, honour song and drumming around sacred fire and dinner at FENFC on Oct. 4th @ 4-8PM

Geraldton: Ontario Native Womens Association, Greenstone Family Resource Centre -- Drumming, songs, candlelight vigil at the Ontario Native Women's Association in Geraldton on Oct. 3rd @ 6-8PM

Guelph: Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis -- Candlelight vigil, moment of silence, speakers, videos at Marianne's Park on Oct. 4th @ 6:30PM

Hamilton: Good Shepard Community Support -- Services for Women and Children -- Rally in solidarity with Sisters in Spirit, Flag being raised at Hamilton City Hall on Oct. 1st @10:30AM

Kingston: Kingston Interval House -- Speakers(family members) singers, faceless dolls will be showcased, tobacco burning at the Tyendinaga Territory Tsitkerhitoton Park on Oct. 4th @ 11-2PM

Kitchener: Wilfrid Laurier Aboriginal Student Association -- Drumming, songs, speakers and smudging in the Community Room at YWCA, Mary's Place on Oct. 4th @ 2-4:30PM

London: Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services Inc Partnered with My Sisters Place, London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse, Sisters In Spirit London Chapter -- Start rally/march at Atlohsa (343 Richmond St.) and walk to My Sisters Place (566 Dundas St.) at Atlohsa (343 Richmond St.) on Oct. 4th @ 3-7PM

Markdale: KAIROS -- Rally, moment of silence, Prayers and music at Cooke's Presbyterian Church on Oct. 4th @ 2:30PM

Midland: Georgian Bay Native Women's Association -- Candlelight, March, Round Dance, Memorial Speeches, paper Lantern send off at the Midland Public Library, March down King St, Conclude at Downtown Town Dock on Oct. 4th @ 7-9PM

Newmarket: Social Justice Team -- Trinity United Church -- Vigil, speaker and lighting of candles at the Trinity United Church on Oct. 3rd @ 630-9PM

Niagara: Niagara Regional Native Centre -- Candlelight vigil, moment of silence, neighborhood walk at the Friendship Centre on Oct 3rd @ 1:30PM

Oakville: Ad Doc Committee of Advancement of Women Halton (AWH) -- Candlelight vigil, moment of silence -- Location TBD on Oct, 4th@ sunset

Ottawa: RCMP-National Aboriginal Policing Services -- Moment of Silence assembly at the RCMP National Headquarters on Oct. 3rd @ 11AM

Ottawa: The Native Womens Association of Canada, Canadian Union of Postal Employees (CUPE), Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Amnesty International, Canadian Labour Congress - March from Canadian War Museum with Dr. Stanley Vollant and the Innu Meshkenu Project (optional), Rally and event on Parliament Hill, Honour Song. Speeches, Family Sharing, Moment of Silence, Women's Drum Travelling Song, Walk to Victoria Island, light refreshments and Closing at Parliament Hill on Oct. 4th @ 12PM

Owen Sound: Metis Nation of Ontario -- View of faceless dolls, speakers, blanket of love, hope and healing at the Plaza Owen Sound City hall on Oct. 4th @ 1-4PM

Parry Sound: District of Parry Sound Domestic Violence Committee -- Annual Walk for community safety to raise awareness about domestic violence and moment of silence at Market Square Park on Sept. 24th @ 4:45PM

Parry Sound: Wasauksing First Nation -- Moment of Silence during regional elders gathering at the Community Complex on Oct. 3rd @ 12:30PM

Parry Sound: Muskoka/Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services -- TBD at Parry Sound Island Queen cruise on Oct. 3rd

Peterborough: Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabe Kwewag Services Cirlce -- Memorial March at Confederation Park to Millennium Park on Oct. 4th @ 3PM

Peterborough: Trent Central Students Association, Local 71 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Event at Trent University on the evening of Oct, 4th

Picton: Catholic Women's League -- Moment of Silence at St. Gregory's Catholic Church on Oct. 4th @ 5PM

Renfrew: Métis Nation of Ontartio -- Candlelight vigil, walk to monument, faceless dolls craft, moment of silence, drumming, prayers, etc at the Petawawa cat walk leading to women's monument on Oct. 4th @4-8PM

St. Catherine's: Brock University Graduate Students Association, Local 102 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus event at Brock University Campus on the evening of Oct. 4th

Simcoe: Haldimand Norfolk Women's Services -- Datails TBD -- Hagersville on Oct. 4th

Sioux Lookout: Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre -- Candlelight, march from OPP station to the town beach, releasing of Birch Bark basket in memory of our lost sister, honour song by women's hand drum group at the Town Beach on , date and time are TBD

Southwold: Oneida Nation Health Centre -- Candlelight vigil, supper, moment of silence at Oneida Community Centre on Oct. 4th @ 5PM

Sudbury: Niswakamok Native Friendship Centre -- Feast and Vigil at the Nisswakamok Friendship Centre on Oct. 4th @ 4-6PM

Thornbury: Informal gathering and moment of silence, walk labyrinth at Cedar Grove Labyrinth (park off Millo St. across from Town Hall) on Oct. 4th @ 4-5PM

Thorold: Thorold Chapter of Native Women, Niagara Chapter of Native Women, Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, AIDS Niagara -- Rally, ceremony, reception and activities at the Jack Gatecliff Arena, Centennial park and AIDS Niagara on Oct. 4th @ 10AM

Timmins: Ontario Native Women's Association, Timmins Native Friendship Centre, Mennonite Central Committee, Amnesty International, Timmins and area women in crisis - Candlelight Vigil followed by refreshments at Timmins Native Friendship Centre on Oct. 4th @ 2-4PM

Toronto: Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto -- Candlelight vigil, jingle dress dancers, women's handrumming at Allan Gardens on Oct. 4th @ 630-830PM

Toronto: Ontario College of Art and Design Students Union, Local 25 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus events at Ontario College of Art and Design on the evening of Oct. 4th

Toronto: Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson, Local 105 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Event at Ryerson University on the evening of Oct. 4th

Toronto: United Steelworkers Canadian National Office -- Moment of Silence and staff educational event at USW Canadian National Office on Oct. 3rd @10AM

Welland: Niagara College, First Nations Metis And Inuit Office Student Services -- Lights, vigil, prayer, moment of silence at Welland Campus on Oct. 3rd

Windsor: Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre -- Opening speakers, tobacco ceremony, and closing at the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre on Oct. 4th @ Sunset

Windsor: Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women -- Details TBD -- Collaborating with Can_AM Indian Friendship Centre -- date and time are TBD

Windsor: University of Windsor Students Alliance, Local 49 of the Canadian Federation of students -- Campus Event at the University of Windsor on the evening of Oct. 4th

**

Prince Edward Island

Lennox Island: Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI -- Gathering of Aboriginal Community and Government and other agencies at the Green Shores Park Summerside on Oct. 4th @ 4-6PM

**

Quebec

Chicoutimi: Une démarche citoyenne de Christian Bélanger, Éric Dubois et Gilbert Talbot -- Veillée a la chandelle- Rassemblement-Moment de silence et discours (allocutions de personnnes) à la Parvis de la Cathédrale St-Francois de Xavier de Chicoutimi sure Le 4 octobre, 19h30 - 23h00

Gaspe: Table de concertation des groupes de femmes de la Gaspesie et des Iles de la madelaine, maison laidelle, regroupement a femmes de la cote gaspe -- Veille da la chandelle à la Pointe O'Hara sur le 4 octobre, 19h

Gatineau: Circle of Friends, Aylmer -- Red Dress Exhibit at the Pioneer Courtyard Aylmer on display from Sept. 29th - Oct 4th

Gesgapegiag: Gesgapegiag Health and Community Services -- Candlelight vigil, Migmaq songs and drumming, sacred fire at the Mi'gmaq Village on Oct. 4th @ 7PM

La Tuque: Centre Damité Autochtone la Tuque -- Marche en ville, un moment de silence devant le palais de justice à la Centre damité sur le 4 octobre

Laval: Femmes autochtones du QC/Communaute Mohawk -- Prière traditionelle, rassemblement, marché à Kahnesatake OKA sur le 4 octobre à13h00

Manawan: Programme mirerimowin -- Célébration dune messe commémorative pour honorer la mémoire de nos 5 proches disparus tragiquement en 1977 et ont ne connait pas ensore les causes exactes à l'Église St. Jean de Brébeuf a manawan sur le 5 octobre à 10h00

Montreal: The Centre for Gender Advocacy, Missing Justice, Quebec Native Women -- March and candlelight vigil (ending pace: parc des Ameriques) at the Place Emilie Gamelin (corner of berri and Ste. Catherine) on Oct. 4th @ 6PM

Pessamit: Services Sociaux Secteur 1ieme ligne -- Assemblent, marche par equipe, veille a la chandelle aux Communauté sure le 1ieme octobre à 19h00

Quebec: Maison Communautaire Missinak -- Ceremonie elume nos chandelle et moment de silence à la Place D'you Ville sur le 4 octobre à 12h00-16h00

Sept- Iles: Cegep de Sept-Iles -- School assembly and moment of silence at the Cegep de Sept-Iles on Oct. 3, time is TBD

**

Saskatchewan

La Ronge: Piwapan Womens Centre La Ronge Native Womens Council Inc -- Memorial Walk and Luncheon at the Urban Reserve La Ronge Indian Band on Oct. 4th @ 11AM

Onion Lake: Treaty Women Secretariat Onion Lake First Nation -- Walk, letting balloon go with messages, prayers and speakers and moment of silence -- Walk from Chief Taylor School to Kihew School on Oct. 4th@ 4PM

Regina: First Nations University of Canada Students Association, Local 90 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Event at First Nations University of Canada on the evening of Oct. 4th

Saskatoon: Mistawasis First Nation -- Rally, March, Candlelight vigil, moment of silence at Mistawasis First Nation on Oct. 4th, time is TBD

Saskatoon: Iskwewuk Ewichititochik Oskayak High and Friends -- Rally, march, assembly, feast and speaking at the Oskayak High School on Oct. 4th @ 2-5PM

Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan Graduate Students Association, Local 101 of the Canadian Federation of Students -- Campus Event at the University of Saskatchewan on the evening of Oct. 4th

Yorkton: Sk Aboriginal Women's Circle Corp and SK Sisters In Spirit -- Walk, rally and speakers, Moment of honour and community assembly at the City centre Park on Oct. 4th @12PM

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Yukon

Whitehorse: Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council -- March and Speakers at the Kwantin Dun Cultural Centre on Oct. 4th @ 12-2PM

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