The MKO Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Liaison Unit held a Commemoration Event in Northlands Denesuline First Nation on September 8 & 9, 2022.
The purpose of the event was to seek input from community and family members impacted by MMIWG on the design of a monument that will be placed in the City of Thompson.
The memorial statue will represent and honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples. David Thomas is the lead architect who is assisting with the design of the monument.
The Commemoration Event in Northlands Denesuline First Nation included a smudge and pipe ceremony, Elder prayer, sharing circles, grounding exercises, art, empowerment activities, and discussions about the monument memorial statue.
Thank you to the Northlands Denesuline First Nation for hosting MKO in your community.
MKO would also like to thank the Chief and Council for providing opening remarks for the event, and the impacted family members who participated.
Our MMIWG Liaison Unit is grateful and honoured to have met with you, and to have been a part of your healing journey.
MKO’s MMIWG Liaison Unit has plans to visit a total of eight First Nations.