Canoe ceremony honours Indigenous women

Tla’amin member Ta’Kaiya Blaney was lifted inside of a canoe and walked along Vancouver’s waterfront during a women’s honouring ceremony that coincided with the end of Canada’s MMIWG inquiry. 

A group of men carried Blaney, who sang a song that she composed in honour of her late mother Anne Blaney and late sister Marca Dawn Smith as a procession of people surrounded her. 

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Canoe Ceremony & The National Observer

The National Observer reports on the Women’s Honour Canoe procession, the Longhouse Dialogues and the Meares Island Tribal Park 35 Year Anniversary in Vancouver on June 3, 2019.

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Women's Honour Canoe @ The Star

The Star reports on the activist Ta’kaiya Blaney during her participation of the Women’s Honour Canoe procession in Vancouver on the first day of the international Women Deliver Conference. The National Inquiry in to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report was released this same day.

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