MISSING & MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN, GIRLS & 2SLBGTQQAI
SAVE OUR SISTERS &
SAFER STRONGER PROJECT
Welcome to the Kermode MMIWG 2SLBGTQQAI+ web page for Northwest BC.
This page is the result of several years’ work by Kermode and ally organizations in Terrace to address the issues around Missing and Murdered Women, Girls and 2SLBGTQQAI+.
Department of Women And Gender Equality generously funded a MMIWG Awareness & Commemoration project, which bridged Kermode with the Terrace Women’s’ Centre’s partnership Safer Stronger Project.
A component of this work, was to create handbook or toolkit to assist families of MMIWG. To kick this off, we invited Bernadette Smith, co-founder of the Manitoba Coalition of Families of Missing and Murdered Women in Manitoba (CFMMWM) and the Drag the Red Initiative, to come to tell us her story and help us start shaping a Toolkit for Missing Persons.
Recently, Kermode partnered with Terrace Women’s’ Centre and Skeena Diversity to complete the MMIWG Toolkit work, and expand our community connections to forge solid ally-ships. The vision is to continue along this collaborative path to make lives for all Women, Girls and 2SLBGTQQAAI better, as we share these incredible Indigenous lands.
IMPORTANT 2022 DATES
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27th
Black History Month
Women’s Memorial March February 14th
Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day last Wednesday of February
International Women’s Day March 8th
National Day for the Elimination of Racism March 21st
International Day for Transgender Visibility March 31st
Earth Day April 22nd
International Day of Pink April 14th
Red Dress Day 5th
Mother’s Day first Sunday in May
Development May 21st
Pride Month and Launch of Pride Season
Father’s Day second Sunday in June
National Indigenous Day June 21st
Tears to Hope Relay Run for MMIWG third week in June
Canadian Multiculturalism Day June 27th