Manitoba's missing and murdered women honoured at Forks
Sixth annual 'No Stone Unturned' concert raises awareness, supports victims' families
Manitoba's missing and murdered aboriginal women were honoured at the Forks Saturday.
The concert featuring music and local artists is to raise awareness across Canada about aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered.
She was at the event to remember her cousin, Crystal Saunders, who was murdered in 2007.
"More people need to be aware that this is a reality, that this is happening. and that there is something we can do about it. and we all need to get together and do that."
"We do offer that opportunity to whoever is in attendance to come and share some stories about their loved ones," she said. "But mainly it's about bringing them together to get that support from the community and for them to feel that, you know, they're not alone in this."
"Six years feels like yesterday," she said. "She disappeared basically without a trace. Her kids are continuing to grow up. They don't have their mom here to make those memories. And it's up to us to keep her alive in their memories."
Smith holds out hope, however, that she will see her sister again someday.
A candlelight vigil takes place at 10 p.m.