October 4: No More Stolen Sisters

Dear members,

Unifor stands united with the families of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls and two-spirted peoples.

Each year October 4 is commemorated as a day to honour MMIWG2S while showing love and support for their families. We’re honoured to partner with organizations such Drag the Red to make volunteer and financial contributions to support their journey for closure in the search of the Red River.

There are many ways you can show support and raise awareness:

  1. Click here to contact your Member of Parliament and demand they be a vocal supporter of a stronger national plan to eliminate violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited persons.
  2. Circulate the Unifor social media shareable with hashtags #WhyWeWearRed #MMIWG2S #NoMoreStolenSisters #NotInvisible #SISVigils
  3. Sisters In Spirit Vigil: On October 4 at 2 p.m. Eastern, participate in the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) live streamed national vigil. The webcast will be streamed from https://www.facebook.com/NWAC.AFAC
  4. For other Sisters in Spirit community vigils/events commemorative activities (either live or online), check https://www.nwac.ca/event/sisters-in-spirit-virtual-vigil/ for all registered events across the country leading up to October 4.

I hope you can join me on Monday to show our union’s support for Indigenous communities’ demands for truth, justice, and reconciliation.

In solidarity,

Jerry Dias
Unifor National President