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Landmark gathering of Okanagan Nation members to discuss missing, murdered Indigenous women – Vernon Morning Star

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202021 Views

‘We’re all in this canoe together,’ said Roger Hall, father to the late Roxanne Louie.

Jan. 10, 2020

Hundreds stood in silence as they remembered the women in their communities who have, over the years, either disappeared or been killed. After a few minutes, shouts and cries filled the room as each expressed the joy that these woman brought to their lives.

The conference room at Penticton’s Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre saw, for the first time, a gathering of members from the Okanagan Nation and beyond to discuss how Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) have affected their communities.

In addition to discussing how this has affected them, they also honoured those who have been lost, and tackled what they can do to begin supporting each other.

Read More: https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/landmark-gathering-of-okanagan-nation-members-to-discuss-missing-murdered-indigenous-women/

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