|Walk4Justice Release: Walk4Justice on 1500 km walk from Vancouver to Prince Rupert|
Support Urgently Needed!
We are walking to Prince Rupert, BC to publicly address the key issues faced by marginalized, missing and murdered women, children and their families.
We are demanding a public inquiry for the more than three thousand unsolved cases of missing and murdered women & children in the last 10 years. Sadly, 80% are Aboriginal. We are looking for ongoing support for the families of these missing and murdered women. We need action from the investigative, judicial and government bodies of this province to end this violence against our women.
This walk is to stop this on-going violence against our women and children. We want to honor our lost, but, not forgotten women who have died through violence and/or are still missing for over 40 years. We want to demand action from the Premier Gordon Campbell, Attorney General, Public and Safety Minister, and all levels of the government to seek justice, closure, equality and Accountability and ask for a public inquiry into all of these cases we present to them. We want them to stop ongoing genocide and this legacy of "systemic racism" happening in this country. We want Accountability for the children of these women, they are our future leaders and we want them to know that somebody cares.
We want to raise awareness for the children for health facilities, counseling, cultural awareness, treatment centers and education facilities. We want to help build for these children’s futures and stop the violence against women for our future generations.
To make it a successful journey we need names of the loved ones from the family members, spiritual guidance, donations, volunteers, walkers, drummers, singers, vehicles, drivers, community involvement, medical supplies, food, accommodations, water, adequate clothing and footwear, letters of support and lots of love and respect for the families of these beautiful women.
With unyielding support from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, First Nations Summit, Assembly of First Nations, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Public Service Alliance Canada, Amnesty International, BC Government Employees Union, United Native Nations, Native Women’s Association of Canada, Longshoreman’s Union Local 500, BCGEU, BC Federation of Labor Most importantly, the support and love of the people of this nation, Canada....Violence against women and children does not recognize skin color or social status. The government of this country must answer us
Please show your support for the families. Prayers and thank you to all of you for your invaluable support in this cause
Donations are urgently needed and will be gladly accepted at any Scotiabank branch, the account is under the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, transit number 10140, account number 00271-11.
Donations, goods and services can also be forwarded to:
c/o Don Bain, Executive Director
Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
500 - 342 Water Street,
Vancouver, BC, V6B-1B6, CANADA
Ph: 604.684.0231, Fax: 604.684.5726
For checks or money orders, please make payable to Union of BC Indian Chiefs and note Walk4Justice on the check or money order.
Please join us.
& Walk4Justice Working Group
For more information:
Media Contact, Consultant, Event Organizer and Promotions contact Laurie Rogers email@example.com or (604) 299 0969
Vancouver to Prince Rupert, BC Route Plan
PLEASE NOTE: all dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Vancouver/ Coquitlam May 29
Coquitlam /Maple Ridge May 29
Maple Ridge/ Agassiz May 30
Agassiz /Hope May 31
Hope/ Coquihalla Summit May 31
Coquihalla /Summit Merritt May 31
Merritt/ Kamloops June 1
Kamloops/ Clinton June 3
Clinton /100 Mile House June 5
100 Mile House/ Williams Lake June 6
Williams Lake/ Quesnel June 6
Quesnel /Prince George June 8
Prince George/ Vanderhoof June 9
Vanderhoof/ Stellako June 10
Stellako/ Burns Lake June 11
Burns Lake /Houston June 12
Houston/ Smithers June 13
Smithers /Moricetown June 14
Moricetown/ Hazelton June 16
Hazelton/ Kitwanga June 17
Kitwanga /Terrace June 18
Terrace /Prince Rupert June 22
Walk4Justice T-shirts are available to order. Bernie Williams, the co-founder of W4J designed this T-shirts to honor all the Missing and Murdered women. To pre-order you can contact Sandy at Diamond Printers at 1-604-796-0080.
Fundraisers and Events: (if you would like to host a fundraiser or an event in your area to support this cause, please contact Laurie Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 299 0969)
Vancouver Fundraiser at The Yale, July 15th/09
UBCIC is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.