As you are aware, May 5th is MMIW National Awareness day. However, at SSHS the students and Enhancement staff have been planning a MMIW march. This demonstration is a follow-up to our Winter culture day presentation we had at SSHS on MMIW/Red Shawl Campaign.
It has been decided that on Monday, May 13th, at 3:20 p.m. we will march to help raise awareness on this national crisis.
The staff and students of SSHS (volunteers) will walk from SSHS to the water pavilion on Salmon Blvd. At the same time, on the QC side we will have community members of Listuguj and surrounding areas start their march from Casino 88 (old subway) area and continue across the Van Horne Bridge. Both of these marches will require police escorts (Listuguj Police Dept. and RCMP). Both groups will be uniting at NB side on Water Street. We will continue to walk on Water Street to the City of Campbellton Pavilion area (across from the big Salmon).
Upon reaching our destination we will have a guest speaker share their story, introduce the planning committee, presentations and thank everyone for participating in this demonstration that is described as a Canadian national crisis that affects many of us.
Approximate time for the whole event is one hour (20-25 minutes to walk to waterfront pavilion area from SSHS & Listuguj, 35-40 min. guest speaker & presentation). Once complete (approximately 4:20 p.m.) Listuguj will provide buses at this site so participants can return to SSHS and to Listuguj.
WE ENCOURAGE AND WELCOME EVERYONE TO ATTEND THIS DEMONSTRATION THAT IS DESCRIBED AS A CANADIAN NATIONAL CRISIS that affects us all!! Please share with your staff, students, colleagues and communities. Feel free to bring your hand drums, medicines and if possible to wear red.