Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

June 21, 2008 01:51 ET

UPDATE: Walk4Justice Protest for Missing and Murdered Women

Walk4Justice on Cross-Country Trek to Protest Missing and Murdered Women

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor VANCOUVER, BC, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - June 21, 2008) - Walk4Justice has a full day, Sept 15, 2008, booked on Parliament Hill to present a petition and address the key issues surrounding marginalized, missing and murdered women and their families. Over three thousand women & children are deemed missing or murdered in the last 10 years, 80% of them are Aboriginal.

The Walk4Justice is calling on the Federal Minister of Justice, the Attorney General of Canada and the British Columbia Attorney General for a full public inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Women of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and the Highway of Tears.

The Walk4Justice enjoys wide-spread support including the Native Women`s Association of Canada, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, First Nations Summit, BC Assembly of First Nations, United Native Nations, Amnesty International, BC Government Employees Union, Longshoreman's Union Local 500, BC Federation of Employees.

Speakers include:

- Barb Charlie and Willie Abrahams, Squamish Elders
- Chief Bill Williams, Squamish First Nation
- Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
- Gladys Radek and Bernie Williams Walk4Justice2008
- Lillian George, United Native Nations
- Angela Schira, BC Federation of Labour
- Jenny Kwan, MLA

Date: June 21, 2008
Location: Trout Lake/John Hendry Park
Enter via East 19th Avenue (between Victoria Drive and Nanaimo Street)
Time: Light Breakfast - 7:00 a.m.
Press Conference - 8:00 a.m.
/For further information: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, (250) 490-5314/ IN: HEALTH, JUSTICE, POLITICS, SOCIAL

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