A symbol of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people will now grace Whitehorse’s riverfront.
On Sept. 17, dozens of people gathered at the riverfront for a public ceremony for the Finding Peace Monument, a commemoration project for the victims and families of MMIWG2S+ in the Yukon and northern B.C.
“Today we gather to support one another. It is a day duly recognized, a painful truth in our community,” said emcee Christine Genier.
“(This monument is) to let Indigenous women know that we are seen, that we are missed.”
The monument depicts an Indigenous woman beating a drum. It will serve as place for families and the public to reflect on MMIWG2S+ and pay their respects to the murdered and missing.