MEDIA RELEASE: "Sisters in Spirit" Vigil in Sudbury

Oct 2, 2012

MEDIA RELEASE: "Sisters in Spirit" Vigil in Sudbury

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Thursday, October 4: "Sisters in Spirit" Vigil for Missing and Murdered
Aboriginal Women

Time: 9:45am to 3pm
Location: Begins at N'Swakamok Native Friendship Centre (110 Elm Street)
but moves to other locations -- see below


Hand Drummers please bring your drums

9:45 Opening and Prayers – Winnie Pitawanakawat – N’Swakamok Native
Friendship Centre
10:00 to 10:30 March to City Hall - Start @ N’Swakamok Native Friendship
Centre 110 Elm Street.
Turn Right onto Elgin Street to Minto Street
Minto to City Hall court yard for Flag Raising

-Greetings and Welcome -
-Opening Comments by Deputy Mayor JOSCELYNE LANDRY-
-Proclamation of Sisters in Spirit Day in Sudbury for October 4, 2012
Lowering Flag to Half Mast for Murdered Aboriginal Women
Moment of Silence
Hand Drumming –“Travelling Song”
Raising Flag and tying of Medicine Colours to flag pole
Hand Drumming – “Strong Women Song”
Messages of Lived Experiences of our Lost and Stolen Sisters.
“Honour Song” for ALL women.
11:30 End of City Hall Ceremony

-Events to continue @ N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre Noon to 3 P.M.
-Exhibition of local Aboriginal artists
-Social and Drumming
-Closing Prayer

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