WOLFVILLE, 1 October 2013 – Acadia University is pleased to host community and campus members at the annual Sisters in Spirit (SIS) Vigil on October 4, 2013, to celebrate, honour, and remember Aboriginal women and girls, as well support families who have been tragically touched by the loss of loved ones to violence.
To raise awareness, some Acadia students are collecting new and gently used shoes, as well as red dresses, to create an art installation in the K.C. Irving Centre for the Environment (KCIC), located on campus. This installation will represent the more than 600 missing aboriginal women and girls, and untold number of missing men, boys and families across Canada. The public is invited to drop off new or like-new shoes at Welkaqnik, Aboriginal Gathering Space, in the DeWolfe House located at 52 University Avenue, or to bring them directly to the KCIC on October 4th and place them within the exhibit in the KCIC foyer. After the vigil, the shoes will be donated to Aboriginal communities in Nunavut and Labrador.
For more information, please contact Dr. Cynthia J. Alexander, Professor in the Department of Politics, at