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Salish Sea Sentinel | August 11, 2020

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Women’s Memorial March

Women’s  Memorial March

Hundreds of people took to the streets in Vancouver on Valentine’s Day to remember Indigenous women whose lives were lost on the Downtown Eastside.

The annual Women’s Memorial March, in its 27th year, aims to bring courage to the families and friends of women who have died. It also raises attention to the disproportionate amount of violence, in all its forms, faced by Indigenous women.

On Feb. 14, people held photos of loved ones, drummed and sang songs, carried and left flowers along the route and held ceremonies in remembrance.