(Montreal) A vigil in support of Aboriginal women has gathered more than 2,000 people Thursday night in Montreal.
“We hope this is the last step,” says Melissa Mollen Dupuis, co-founder of No More Idle Quebec. An open letter signed by various organizations strongly demand a commission of inquiry into violence against Aboriginal women, and both provincially and federally.
They hope that the recent revelations of the show Investigation will kick off.
To the rhythm of traditional Aboriginal songs, several speakers took the floor to emphasize a common goal: to put a final end to violence against Aboriginal women and send a clear message to the government.
“Tonight I’m selfish,” Melissa Mollen Dupuis drops. “I’m tired of fighting. I have done all my life. Now, I do it for my daughter. I do not want it passes through the same trials as me. “The mother said that other testimonies will stem the revelations of the Enquete. “It has just hear cases in Sept-Îles,” she reveals.
“We are here to show solidarity, above all,” said Alex Neve, Director General of Amnesty International Canada. “We must change how to do with indigenous peoples. The message is clear. Our institutions do not facilitate their access to justice. ”