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Sisters Standing Together Campaign

Author: Chelsea Cullins

Posted on Sep 23, 2019

Category: News and Notices

The Sisters Standing Together Campaign is an official collaborative between UNB – MWC’s Red Shawl Campaign (RSC) and the Wolastoqiyik Sisters in Spirit (WSIS), which is devoted to bringing awareness to the missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA in Canada. In previous years, these campaigns were organized as separate, but mutually supportive, endeavours.  

Now our aim is to increase public education and commemoration. As both of these campaigns work together in sharing the same message, we have united to show solidarity. This campaign is an "innovative and poignant call for awareness, understanding, and action" and in true reconciliation and support is committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.

During the month of October, we encourage everyone to participate as, community members, university members, students and faculty as we work towards providing hope and healing for kinships and to reclaim justice for these women and their families. 

We encourage everyone to participate in the various events that will be in our province of New Brunswick.  Let us not forget the indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA who have gone before us, and uphold the tireless efforts to those who continue to advocate. 

Below is the schedule of events that will be in the Fredericton area and throughout the province.

Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Perth-Andover  Public library

Meet Robin White: Independent Indigenous Researcher

Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 12 p.m. at the University of Moncton, Department of Arts and Letters

Meet Robin White: Independent Indigenous Researcher

Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the L.P. Fisher Public Library, Woodstock

Self -Defense for Women and Girls (ages 6+) with Jenn Carson

Thursday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at the L.P. Fisher Public Library, Woodstock

Meet Robin White: Independent Indigenous Researcher

Friday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. (speeches & walk) and 7 p.m. (vigil) from Fredericton City Hall to the Legislative Assembly

Healing Walk & Vigil  

From October 8 – 11, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Memorial Hall UNB Fredericton 

Sisters Standing Together Exhibit with  Natalie Sappier 

MMIWG honour exhibit at the Alumni memorial building UNB Fredericton. 

Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Edmundston Public Library

Presentation by Charles Collin – Walking for self

Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Edmundston Public Library

Repose Yoga with Carolyn Moore-Jenkins

Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 7 – 9 p.m., at St. Thomas University  ECH TDA

Indigenous Artist expression 


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Contact: Chelsea Cullins

Email Address: Chelsea.Cullins@unb.ca