Sat, 07/07/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hwy 3, Oldcastle Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
The Sisters in Spirit campaign, founded by the Native Women’s Association of Canada in 2004, has worked to raise awareness about violence against Native women and girls in Canada – namely, those who have gone missing or been murdered. Sisters in Spirit has compiled data for over 583 cases of missing and murdered Native women and identified key patterns integral to understanding the systemic nature of the violence. Sisters in Spirit vigils are held in many parts of the country, including Windsor, to remember these missing women.
Diane Dobson is a local woman, whom we remember at the vigil. Diane was murdered in 1995 at her home, but her body was found at Brighton Beach outside Windsor. Her murder is still unsolved. She was a mother of three, a grandmother, and a friend to many in this community.
Diane’s grave is without a marker, so Wendy Sickles of Can-Am Urban Native Homes has been leading a fund-raising effort. We are pleased to report that sufficient funds have been raised to purchase a headstone. A memorial will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Eastern corner) on July 7 at 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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