Sisters in Spirit honours the memory of the more than 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Every October 4, vigils and events are held across the country in support of family members and loved ones.
The Government of Alberta declared October 4, 2019 Sisters in Spirit Day in Alberta and presented the declaration at community vigils in Calgary, Edmonton and Hinton to show the province’s commitment to address violence against Indigenous women and girls.
On October 4, the Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society gifted the Government of Alberta a Red Dress at a Sisters in Spirit vigil in Calgary. The Red Dress, made by artist Emily Taylor, honours those loved ones who no longer walk among us, but whose energy and spirit come to guide us.
On October 16, Minister Wilson gave a ministerial statement in the Legislature to acknowledge the gifting of the Red Dress.
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