Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

June 20, 2008 10:01 ET

Walk4Justice on 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 20, 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
- Jenny Kwan, MLA

Details
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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.

ROUTE PLAN

Leaving / Arriving
Vancouver June 21 / Cheam June 21
Cheam June 22 / Merritt June 22
Merritt June 23 / Kamloops June 24
Kamloops June 25 /Mount Robson June 30
Mount Robson July 1 / Edmonton July 3
Edmonton July 6 / Calgary July 8
Calgary July 10 / Medicine Hat July 12
Medicine Hat July 14 / Swift Current July 16
Swift Current July 18 / Regina July 22
Regina July 24 / Brandon July 26
Brandon July 28 / Winnipeg July 30
Winnipeg Aug 1 / Kenora Aug 3
Kenora Aug 5 / Ignace Aug 7
Ignace Aug 9 / Thunder Bay Aug 11
Thunder Bay Aug 13 / Marathon Aug 15
Marathon Aug 15 / Wawa Aug 16
Wawa Aug 17 / Sault Ste Marie Aug 19
Sault Ste Marie Aug 21 / Sudbury Aug 24
Sudbury Aug 25 / Toronto Aug 29
Toronto Sept 2 / Tyendinaga Sept 4
Tyendinaga Sept 8 / Ottawa Sept 12 /For further information: Gladys Radek at (778) 839-0072; Rose Shah’traa (778) 839-7951; walk4justice2008@yahoo.ca/ IN: HEALTH, JUSTICE, POLITICS, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President, Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
    Primary Phone: 250-490-5314
    Secondary Phone: 604-684-0231
    E-mail: president@ubcic.bc.ca