AND FRIENDS OF HUGASISTER
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This is a community, grassroots organization in Grande Prairie that focuses on supporting local initiatives. The once a month meetings at the end of every month are open to every one. Just bring a bowl, spoon and $10 and enjoy company, soup and ideas. The group votes on one proposal from the evening and that group or person recieves the money from the night to kick start their idea. Hugasister was honoured to have our proposal supported at GPSoup on Sunday, September, 28. With the funds, we are kick starting a lobbying effort. Check out the petition page for more info and check out GPSoup to get involved!
Sisters in Spirit
Native Women's Association of Canada
''Sisters In Spirit was a research, education and policy initiative driven and led by Aboriginal women. The primary goal was to conduct research and raise awareness of the alarmingly high rates of violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.''
Sisters in Spirit Vigils are held nationally on October 4th to honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women and raise awareness.
No More Stolen Sisters
There are links to reports, press releases, summary of concerns, calls to action, and a petition .
Stolen Sisters documentary
N8V Girls Support
Facebook and instagram challenge to post selfies with peace fingers to raise awareness to missing and murdered Indigienous women.
Idle No More
"Idle No More calls on all people to join in a peaceful revolution, to honour Indigenous sovereignty, and to protect the land and water"
Over 100 Friendship Centres exist across Canada. Friendship Centres offer a variety of support from Headstart preschool programs, free dinners, family events, student support and Elder support. Grande Prairie Regional College has the only on-campus Friendship Centre in Canada. Thank you to the Alberta and Manitoba provincial Friendship boards for making a hugasister video. Check out what your local Friendship Centre has to offer!
Walking With Our Sisters
"A Commemorative Art Installation for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the USA''
The art exhibit will going on tour in 2018. Part of the exhibition is vamps made for mocassins but intentionally not sewn to mocassins to represent the unfinished lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.
Native Youth Sexual Health Network
''The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.''
Canadian Women's Foundation
This site has information regarding stats and prevelnce of violence agaisnt women as well as preventative measures.