By Gordon Lambie
Local Journalism Initiative
A march and vigil was held by the Sherbrooke branch of the Native Alliance of Quebec on Monday night for missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Starting around 6:30 p.m. participants, many of whom dressed in red, gathered in Jacques Cartier Park before making their way around Lac des Nations to remember and raise awareness around the issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls across the country.
“There is not one indigenous woman or girl who deserves less than to live in respect and dignity,” said Michel Fontaine, President of the Sherbrooke group, before the start of the march. “I want my children and my grandchildren to be able to live their lives without being discriminated against, harassed, and ridiculed.”
The final report of the inquiry, entitled “Reclaiming Power and Place” can be found online at https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/