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Memorial quilt for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls unveiled

Memorial quilt for MMIW. (Credit: Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation)

Memorial quilt for MMIW. (Credit: Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation)

A memorial quilt by family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls was unveiled at the BC Legislature this afternoon.

The quilt is made of 90 patches, each created from items from the victims such as pieces of clothing or blankets, or from their favourite colour.

Many of them include messages and symbols of remembrance.

Speaking at the event, John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation says the quilt is an important piece of remembrance and means the people it represents are never forgotten.

He says the idea of the quilt came from the meeting held in February in Prince George with family members of murdered and missing Indigenous women.

Gitanyow deputy chief, Wanda Good’s cousin, Lana Derrick went missing in 1995, she was last seen just outside of Terrace.

Good spoke at the event, saying the quilt represents the love of family members.

The memorial quilt will be on display in the BC Parliament Buildings throughout the spring and summer.

Pictures of the quilt can be found here.

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