Regina & District RWC - Walking for Indigenous women loved and lost

Over 100 people participated in the PSAC Regina and District Regional Women’s Committee walk on Mother’s Day to commemorate the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

“I’m walking to come and honour my daughter Kelly and honour all the other ones who are missing and murdered,” said Maxine Goforth, whose daughter went missing and was later discovered dead in a garbage bin.

Facebook photo album of the walk HERE.

The Harper Conservatives remained intransigent to repeated grassroots appeals for an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), but the newly elected Trudeau Liberals commtted to conducting a national inquiry and are currently engaged in pre-inquiry planning. Click here to view government updates.

More than 1,100 First Nations women have been murdered or are missing in Canada.

View CTV News coverage here and read this Leader Post article for a touching personal account of why women joined the walk.

The PSAC, its women’s committees, human rights committees and Aboriginal Peoples’ Circles are committed to ending this systemic violence and we encourage members to contact us and get involved.