On Tuesday, the province announced it was officially designating Oct. 4 as Sisters in Spirit Day in Alberta from this year forward.
Marches, vigils and other events of remembrance across Alberta on Tuesday marked the annual Sisters in Spirit Day.
Each year on Oct. 4, loved ones, communities members and allies honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit individuals.
The Alberta government said a red dress from the lodge is on public display at the Queen Elizabeth II Building in memory of the more than 1,200 MMIW across Canada.
In a message on Twitter, the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton wrote: “We cannot ignore that sexual violence continues to be used as a tool in the genocide of Indigenous communities and is closely tied to the devastating issue of MMIWG2S+.
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