A march took place in downtown Mission on Thursday (May 5) afternoon to commemorate The National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender Diverse People. / Kevin Mills Photo

A march took place in downtown Mission on Thursday (May 5) afternoon to commemorate The National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender Diverse People. / Kevin Mills Photo

Marching through downtown Mission to raise awareness

Day of Awareness, Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender Diverse People

A march took place in downtown Mission on Thursday (May 5) afternoon to commemorate The National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender Diverse People, also known as Red Dress Day.

The Mission Friendship Centre and the Indian Residential School Survivors Society invited the public to join in the march.

After gathering at the Friendship Centre for a lunch, participants marched, drummed and sang as they walked by businesses along 1st Ave.

After the march the group met back at the centre to listen to guest speakers and participate in other cultural events.

Similar events took place all across the province and the country.

 

/ Kevin Mills Photo

/ Kevin Mills Photo