Sisters 4 Sisters Walking To Alberta To Raise Awareness For Missing Persons

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Sask-Walk 4 The Missing & Murdered Persons. Photo: Facebook

By Red Power Media, Staff

A group of Regina advocates are taking their message on the road.

On Saturday, a group calling themselves Sisters 4 Sisters are set to make the more than 800-kilometre trek from Broadview to the Alberta border to raise awareness about not only missing indigenous women, but about all Saskatchewan missing persons.

Evening Star Andreas said the idea was sparked a couple weeks ago when she heard about a group of people walking from Manitoba to Saskatchewan.

The Manitoba walkers started their journey at the Ontario border and walked through Manitoba carrying a red dress to represent murdered indigenous women.

The group put a call out for Saskatchewan walkers to meet them and their call was answered.

“I had to go,” said Andreas, who is passionate about the issue.

Andreas said the Manitoba walkers passed on the red dress along with other gifts including sage from the family of murdered Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine.

“They wanted me to carry it through Saskatchewan to the Alberta border,” she said.

Andreas has been involved in many vigils and missing and murdered indigenous women events in Regina over the years.

She says too many people are not aware of the situation in Canada.

On Facebook the Saskatchewan walkers have a truck covered with the faces of all of Saskatchewan’s missing persons including women, men and children.

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Sask-Walk 4 The Missing & Murdered Persons. Photo: Facebook

“People are just realizing how big of a problem we have,” said Andreas. “We are trying to put faces on the statistics.”

On Saturday, they are to leave Broadview at 11 a.m. heading west to Grenfell then west on to the Alberta border.

There is no set timeline for the walk and athe group is open to visiting communities along the way.

The walkers can be contacted through their Facebook page Sask-Walk 4 The Missing and Murdered Persons.

Sources:

http://www.leaderpost.com/life/group+walks+alberta+raise+awareness/11341970/story.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/146017219070798/

 

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