Missing and Murdered Indigenous Girls and Women in Canada continues as a national tragedy.

Battered Women’s Support Services works at community and systemic levels to address the root causes of the violence. To that end we have collaborated with the community video project “SISTERZ” to raise more awareness.

“SISTERZ” tells of the frustrations of families of those that we have lost and also exposes some
of the underlying issues that Indigenous women and girls face daily.

FROM JULY 27TH TO 29TH all sales made at our community thrift boutique My Sister’s Closet will go toward this video project.

“SISTERZ” brings together two amazing women Jerilynn Webster and Lorelei Williams

sisterzJerilynn Webster (aka JB the 1st Lady) a five time Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award Nominee and Native American Music Award Nominee latest release “Sisterz” is a soulful and powerful collaboration paying tribute to the missing and murdered women in a way that’s never been done before.

Lorelei Williams created the dance troupe “Butterflies in Spirit”to commemorate the female victims of violence in Vancouver andacross Canada. Starting with the image of her missing Aunt, Belinda Williams, and then her murdered cousin, Tanya Holyk, the images ofthese and other missing and murdered women are highlighted and the dancers pay respect to the victims in the hopes of instigating awareness for these issues.

We invite you to join us to support a powerful and innovative project that
will draw much needed attention to this serious issue through shopping and/or donating at:

My Sister’s Closet (1092 SEYMOUR ST. at Helmcken) in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 604.808.0507 OR EMAIL endingviolence@bwss.org

Related links:

Ending violence is not just on the agenda, it IS the agenda ~ #MMIW

#Justice4CindyGladue ~ Collective Outrage. Unified Voice. Power of Communities

Murders and disappearances of Indigenous women caused by inequality, marginalization – Canada must act to prevent violence: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights