Aboriginal women remembered at local vigil

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Missing and murdered aboriginal women will be remembered at the Sisters in Spirit Vigil this weekend.

Organizer Connie Greyeyes says the event is one of many across the country, to pay tribute to victims of violence.

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The roughly four-hour vigil kicks off on Sunday at Centennial Park at 4:00 p.m. There will be Dancing and Drumming for one hour. Then, the vigil moves to City Hall, where participants will take part in a balloon release. The vigil then returns to Centennial Park for a candlelight vigil to remember the missing and murdered women.

Greyeyes says there are around five aboriginal women that are missing from the North Peace area, and three have been murdered in recent history.

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This is the second annual vigil held in Fort St. John. Last year, there were around 18 people who came out. Greyeyes says this year she expects that number to nearly double.

While the vigil is held to remember aboriginal women, Greyeyes also encourages non-aboriginals to take part.

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