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Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Every year on October 4th, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) invites families and communities across the province to attend our Sisters in Spirit Vigil. This initiative is held to support, and honour the stories, experiences, and lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

Miigwetch / Kinahnaskomihtin / Nakurmīk / Marsee / Niá:wen / Merci / to everyone who joined us and who help make this year's annual Sister’s In Spirit Vigil possible.

Special thanks to National Chief Assembly of First Nations RoseAnne Archibald, Fort William First Nation Councillor Tannis Kastern, the students of St Ignatius High School, Elder Edna Wigwas, Michele Solomon, Anne McGuire, and Passwewe Ikewug Drum Group Drum Group.

Learn more about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Visiting the ONWA MMIWG webpage which hosts resources, videos, and reports:

Read the ONWA Report “Reconciliation with Indigenous Women - Changing the Story of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” at:

If you or a family member have been impacted and require emotional support, contact the 24-Hour Talk4Healing helpline at 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)

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