VIDEO: Cool day, threatening skies don’t deter walk remembering the missing

The Second Annual Walk for Missing Men, Women, and Children makes its way along College Way in Duncan on Saturday morning, April 13. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)The Second Annual Walk for Missing Men, Women, and Children makes its way along College Way in Duncan on Saturday morning, April 13. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Carrying banners, photos of loved ones, and drums, friends gather to walk in memory of the missing. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Carrying banners, photos of loved ones, and drums, friends gather to walk in memory of the missing. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
All ages take part in the walk Saturday morning, April 13, through the roads of Duncan. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)All ages take part in the walk Saturday morning, April 13, through the roads of Duncan. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
It’s important that families remember together. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)It’s important that families remember together. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Cowichan Tribes councillor and elder, Albie Charlie, leads the Second Annual Walk for Missing and Murdered Men, Women, and Children up College Way towards downtown Duncan. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Cowichan Tribes councillor and elder, Albie Charlie, leads the Second Annual Walk for Missing and Murdered Men, Women, and Children up College Way towards downtown Duncan. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Drummers and singers add a solemn note to the memorial walk held on Saturday, April 13. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Drummers and singers add a solemn note to the memorial walk held on Saturday, April 13. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Wearing warm and weatherproof clothing against the threat of rain, walkers quietly through downtown Duncan on Saturday. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Wearing warm and weatherproof clothing against the threat of rain, walkers quietly through downtown Duncan on Saturday. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Bitterly cold weather sidetracked their first attempt a couple of months back but on April 13, the Second Annual Walk for Murdered and Missing Women, Men, and Children wound through the streets of Duncan.

Family, and friends of either missing or murdered First Nations people, and their supporters gathered at the Quw’utsun Cultural Centre for prayers and then, upheld by singing and drumming, walked quietly under heavy grey skies along College Way towards the Somena Longhouse.



lexi.bainas@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

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