“Today, we join survivors and families in remembering Indigenous women and girls who have lost their lives to gender-based violence.
“We recognize the women and girls who have gone missing – their individual absences felt daily in homes and communities.
“These women and girls were cherished daughters, sisters, mothers and friends. Their loss is an ongoing national tragedy. It has not only disrupted and altered the lives of their loved ones, but damaged the social fabric of our province and nation.
“During these vigils, we walk with you to recognize the ever-present memory of your loved ones. We vow to do right by them. We renew the call for justice and action. And we commit to building a province in which Indigenous women and girls feel safe and valued.
“In honour of these women and girls, we must work together to make our province safer.”