The annual Grande Prairie Sisters in Spirit Memorial Walk and Candlelit Vigil is today.
The event is to honor the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls says the Friendship Centre’s Maureen Laboucan.
“And an open mic where friends and family can come and talk about their missing and murdered family that they lost. We also encourage people to wear the color blue, they can bring in framed pictures of their loved ones.”
She says this has a deep meaning for her.
“I’ve had cousins that were murdered, I have a friend that went missing …. I think as a Native woman myself, I think it is important to stand up against these issues and be a voice for the ones that are no longer here.”
They are also collecting red dresses as a symbol of those loved ones that have been murdered or are missing.
The event starts at 5 p.m. at the college with the walk to the Friendship Centre to follow.