Canadian Union of Public Employees

Edmonton Public Schools Support Staff

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Sister’s in Spirit Vigil October 4, 2012

I would like to thank the membership of CUPE Local 3550 for sending Jody Ryan, a daughter of a murdered and missing aboriginal woman, to Ottawa for the Sister’s in Spirit Vigil and Rally.  The experience was overwhelming and very powerful as I watched and listened to Jody demand justice and a public inquiry from the federal government.  Jody spoke about her mom and the hardships her family and her community endure on a daily basis not knowing the location of their mothers, sisters, daughters, aunties and/or grandmothers.

Jody also spoke of the importance of staying safe so this type of tragedy does not happen in your family.

Please enjoy the pictures of your hard work in action.

Sister Gloria Lepine