Hundreds Take Part In Anti-Violence Walk
Friday, June 10, 2005 at 15:37
The chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council says he hopes today’s march to honour Aboriginal women lost to violence goes a long way towards changing certain attitudes.
Gary Merasty joined 300 other participants in a walk from Prince Albert City Hall to the steps of the P.A.G.C. headquarters.
The marchers shouted chants of “Remember Our Sisters” and other slogans aimed at preserving the memories of First Nations and Metis women who either went missing or were murdered.
Merasty says today’s walk was an important display of how society should treat its women.
Shara-Lynn Pelletier is a First Nations resident from Regina.
She says not enough people these days remember the names of Aboriginal women lost to violence.
Witchekan Lake band member Madeline Thomas says she’s tired of seeing First Nations and Metis women going missing and not being found.
Today’s march was organized by the P.A.G.C. Women’s Commission.
They are describing the day as a success.