There has been unprecedented media and public attention to this issue since we gathered last year but Indigenous women are still going missing and being murdered. No More Silence has been working hard to create a community owned database in collaboration with Families of Sisters in Spirit and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network
On February 14th we come together in solidarity with the women who started this vigil over 20 years ago in Vancouver’s DTES, and with the marches and rallies that will be taking place across this land. We stand in defense of our lives and to demonstrate against the complicity of the state in the ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and the impunity of state institutions and actors (police, RCMP, coroners’ offices, the courts, and an indifferent federal government) that prevents justice for all Indigenous peoples.
No More Silence began holding ceremony at police headquarters on February 14th 10 years ago. 3 years ago we formed the February 14th Organizing Committee in an effort to broaden community participation in the planning of the event – the committee is now made up of The Native Youth Sexual Health Network, Sistering, Maggies TO and other feminist and Indigenous community organizations.