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March to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women to be held in Kamloops

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February 09, 2018 - 2:33 PM

KAMLOOPS – There will be a march in Kamloops to honour the Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered in over the past 20 years.

The march will take place at Spirit Square, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Tk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation within Secwepemcul'ecw on Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m, according to a media release.

It is being organized by social work students from Thompson Rivers University as well as members if the LGBTQ2S community and those who have had friends or family affected by systemic violence in Canada, the release states.

The goal of the event is to allow the community to have a space for grieving and healing, as well to raise awareness surrounding the issue of violence against women and transgendered Indigenous people.

Memorial walks will be taking place across Canada on or around Feb. 14.

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