Today marks the October 4th Vigils for missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
The day aims to honour the victims and bring awareness to the issue.
Raven Potschka is from Haida Gwaii and feels it’s important to honour those are directly impacted.
She hopes the vigils results in action so no one has to go through the heartbreak of losing someone.
The October 4th Vigils happen across the country which can range from a moment of silence, a rally or community feast.
It is also recognized by some with the campaign REDress. Red dresses are hung up in trees, outside of businesses and homes on hangers. The empty dresses symbolize the missing women who should be wearing them.