Over 100 Participate in Annual Women’s Memorial March
Prince George, B.C. – Approximately 150 people turned out to pay their respects to missing and murdered Aboriginal women in downtown Prince George this afternoon.
The annual Women’s Memorial March drew a diverse crowd, including young and old.
Brenda Wilson’s sister Ramona was murdered 23 years ago, in Smithers and says they still don’t know exactly how many women have been murdered in this region.
“That’s still something that we’re working on to try and get some numbers. It’s such a delicate issue that we need to tread softly when we’re looking for information,” she said.
“And some of the families in their own time will come forward and let us know about what has happened to their loved ones. But right now, we don’t have a specific number.”
And unlike some of her peers across the country, she’s not frustrated a national inquiry into the issue, which was promised last year, won’t start until this spring.
“All we can do is be grateful for the process and that it’s starting to happen. I know it takes time for things to happen.”
Wilson noted one major step has already been taken with the transit system being launched along Highway 16 in Smithers earlier this month.