Walking with our Sisters heads to Thunder Bay city council
Thunder Bay a 'hot spot' for violence against indigenous women and girls, group says
The volunteer group formed to host the Walking with our Sisters art installation when it travelled to Thunder Bay last fall. The exhibit features hundreds of moccasin vamps, or tops, representing the unfinished lives of missing and murdered indigenous women.
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The Thunder Bay Walking with our Sisters group held a community conversation on Sunday to develop an action plan for preventing violence. Some of the ideas from that plan will be presented to council, as well as a compilation of recommendations from 50 reports on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women across Canada.
"Thunder Bay is considered a hot spot for this level of violence and we would like for our council to make it a priority in the upcoming four-year strategic plan," Leanna Marshall wrote in requesting permission for the group to present to city council.