MONTREAL – Across the country, Canadians gathered to remember aboriginal women who have died or gone missing.
This year marked the eighth annual women’s memorial march.
In Montreal, marchers walked along Ste. Catherine Street from Cabot Square, a well-known hang-out for many of Montreal native homeless community.
Many protesters are calling for an end to the violence and demanding the Federal government to conduct a national public inquiry into the matter.
“This issue is everyone’s responsibility,” said the president of Quebec Native Women, Viviane Michel.
“We need first and foremost to listen to the victims’ families and ensure that a public inquiry and nation-specific action plan make room for their voices above all.”
The RCMP estimates that about 1,181 native women have gone missing or been murdered since the 1980s.