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Media Advisory: Walking With Our Sisters

Walking With Our Sisters Exhibit Opening

Special Media Event Invitation
Walking With Our Sisters Exhibit Opens January 9, 2015
YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories

January 5, 2015 (Yellowknife) – Walking With Our Sisters, an international touring art exhibit that honors missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will be at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife January 9-24, 2015.

Media will have a special opportunity to learn more about this initiative and develop stories in relation to this much-anticipated exhibit prior to the official opening.

Media Special Session: Friday, January 9, 2015 – 9:30 am – 11 am
Media who would like to capture footage, or take photographs of the installation are invited to this special media session. Photographs and video footage are not permitted in the exhibit at any time during or after the opening ceremony at noon.

Opening Ceremony: Friday, January 9, 2015 at 12 noon
Everyone is encouraged to attend the opening ceremony. This event is free. It features a feeding the fire ceremony and the lighting of a qulliq, followed by a buffet lunch. The exhibit will be open for public viewing immediately after the opening ceremony.

Exhibit Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:30 am – 5 pm
Thursdays – 10:30 am until 8 pm
Mondays – closed

In Canada, it is estimated that more than 1,181 Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been murdered in the last 30 years. In response to this issue, 1,808 pairs of moccasin tops have been created by more than 1,372 caring and concerned people in honor and memory of Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered. This large collaborative art piece opened in Edmonton in 2013 where 2,200 people visited its premier.

To arrange interviews in advance or for more information contact:

Aggie Brockman (867) 873-4588 / abrockman@northwestel.net
Nola Nallugiak (867) 447-1010 / nnallugiak@hotmail.com
Lila Erasmus (867) 447-1991 / lila.erasmus@outlook.com