Vigil in Memory of Loretta Saunders and to remember all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Vigil in Memory of Loretta Saunders and all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Where: Waterloo Town Square
When: Thursday March 27th 2014, 7:30pm

Loretta Saunders was an Inuit scholar from Newfoundland and Labrador who was studying to become a lawyer in Halifax. She was studying a very important topic which concerns all of us Indigenous women, and that is around safety and Sisters in Spirit. Loretta’s passing signifies the importance to act, and “speak even if your voice shakes.”


Cheryl Maloney of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association, who spoke at the vigil held in Ottawa just this month, said she grappled with the question of who, if anyone, should finish Saunders’ work before coming to a realization. “Maybe it wasn’t up to one person to finish Loretta’s thesis,” she said. “Maybe it was up to all of us as Canadians.”

Her sister has been vocal about Loretta's disappearance, and called for a Canadian wide vigil to be held on the 27th of March. Members of the Kitchener-Waterloo community will be coming together to hold this vigil, honour Loretta's life and work, and remember the hundreds of indigenous women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada.

VIGIL: With respect to the Late Loretta Saunders and remembering Sisters in Spirit.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:00

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