Walking with our Sisters

October 15 - 29, 2017
Aboriginal Education Centre
16 Phin Avenue, Toronto
(Donlands & Danforth) 
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The Project

Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) is a commemorative art installation travelling across Turtle Island featuring more than 1,900 pairs of moccasin vamps (tops) created and donated in memory of more than a thousand murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people. More than an exhibit, WWOS is a memorial ceremony, following traditional Indigenous protocol and led by Elders, made available to the public in selected locations. The work exists primarily as a floor installation made up of  "vamps" -- the tops that are intentionally not sewn into moccasins acknowledging the unfinished lives they represent.  Participants remove their shoes and walk alongside the path in a prayerful act of of honouring and remembering.  WWOS is on a seven year tour in Canada and part of the United States and will end in 2019. 

"Walking With Our Sisters is an entirely crowd-sourced project. From the artwork, to the fundraising, even to the way the exhibit tour is being booked, it is all being fueled by hundreds and thousands of people who have chosen to become involved. Collectively we are creating one unified voice to honour these women, their families and call for attention to be paid to this issue. There is power in numbers, and there is power in art." 
-from the Walking With Our Sisters website

 

Support Walking with Our Sisters

There are many ways to contribute to this important ceremony:

MAKE A DONATION

By cheque: Make cheques payable to “Walking with our Sisters Toronto” and mail to: Walking with our Sisters Toronto, c/o Aboriginal Education Centre, 16 Phin Ave., Toronto ON, M4J 3T2

By e-transfer: Send an email transfer to “wwosTOfund@gmail.com” and please make the password “WWOS”.

Please note that WWOS is a grassroots organization of volunteers and is not incorporated so not able to issue charitable tax receipts for donations.
 


HELP SPREAD THE WORD
Share this e-mail in your networks.  Share the WWOS Toronto Facebook page | Follow on @WWOS1 ‏on Twitter | #WWOS | wwos_to on Instagram.   Download Toronto flyer.  Sample text for a verbal announcement, picture for the bulletin or projection. 
 

VOLUNTEER
To volunteer for the preparation or during the memorial itself, contact  Zoya Stevensonand she will help you get connected.  
 


VISIT THE MEMORIAL
Plan to visit the site in October and make your own journey.  Watch the website for the schedule. 
 


LEARN MORE AND ACT FOR CHANGE

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 10:15 am to Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:15 am
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Aboriginal Education Centre
16 Phin Ave. (Donlands and Danforth)
Toronto , ON