TDOR Candlelight Vigil
November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For the fifth year at Bastion Square, we continue the tradition started earlier of a public reading of the list of those who lost their lives as a result of gender identity in the past year.
Our location in Bastion Square is different this year. We are moving between the courthouse and the parkade to the Grove of Souls Courtyard.
We have also moved from Wharf Street to the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, so the hot chocolate and cookies will be right on site in tents in the Grove.
Volunteers are always needed, so please show up early and help get things set up.
Please consider making yourself available to improve accessibility for those who need it, such as pairing with people who need assistance by providing spoken and written descriptions of what is happening.
Emotional Support by Spectra Consulting
Sovereign Bodies Institute (SBI) builds on Indigenous traditions of data gathering and knowledge transfer to create, disseminate, and put into action research on gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people. SBI is committed to:
Conducting, supporting, and mobilizing culturally-informed and community-engaged research on gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people
Uplifting Indigenous researchers, knowledge keepers, and data visualists in their work to research and disseminate data on gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people
Empowering Indigenous communities and nations to continue their work to end gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people, through data-driven partnerships that enhance research efforts, develop best practices, and transform data to action to protect and heal their peoples.
SBI is a home for generating new knowledge and understandings of how Indigenous nations and communities are impacted by gender and sexual violence, and how they may continue to work towards healing and freedom from such violence. In the spirit of building such freedom, SBI is strongly committed to upholding the sovereignty of all bodies Indigenous peoples hold sacred–our physical bodies, nations, land, and water–and does not accept grants from colonial governments or extractive industries. Similarly, SBI’s work is not limited by colonial borders, concepts of gender, politics of identity or recognition, or ways of knowing. SBI honors the epistemologies and lifeways of indigenous peoples, and is bound by accountability to the land, our ancestors, and each other. SBI is an Affiliate of Seventh Generation Fund, a non-profit at the forefront of Indigenous leadership for 40 years. (from their website)