5 May

9:30am - 5:00pm

Join us on Sunday, May 5, for dance features, and programming bringing awareness to MMIWG2S & MMIMB

 

Sunday, May 5, 2024

9:30 a.m. – Site open  – Red Dress information and displays up; scavenger hunts and Self Guided options
• 11:00 a.m.Jingle Dress Dance Presentation and talk – Kimowan Ahenakew 
• 1:00 p.m.ᒪᐦᐃᐦᑲᐣ mahihkanak: St Frances Dance Troupe – Red Dress Feature
3:00 p.m. – Guide’s Choice interpretive programming
• 5:00 p.m. – full site (including trails and playground) CLOSED

 

   

Red Dress Day

 

What is the meaning behind the Red Dress?

“The spirits of the missing or murdered women and girls stand with us here today, giving us courage, strength and clarity — leading us forward on the path to REclaim our sovereignty as Indigenous women.” Jaime Black, Metis artist.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S) is a human rights crisis of gender-based and racialized violence in Canada.

Jaime Black began the REDress Project in 2010, where she had gathered and hung hundreds of empty, red dresses to represent the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Now the red dress is a national symbol to bring awareness to the human crisis issue. People are encouraged to hang a red dress outside their house on May 5th, so that passerbys may wonder why, and take it upon themselves to educate themselves about the issue.

You can view more information HERE

 

And these links below:

KAIROS CANADA – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls- About the MMIWG InfoHub
https://www.kairoscanada.org/missing-murdered-indigenous-women-girls

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
http://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/

The Native Women’s Association of Canada – MMIWG & Violence Prevention
https://www.nwac.ca/policy-areas/mmiwg/ 

The Native Women’s Association of Canada – What Their Stories Tell Us: Research findings from
the Sisters In Spirit initiative
https://www.nwac.ca/assets-knowledge-centre/2010_What_Their_Stories_Tell_Us_Research_Findings_SIS_Initiative-1.pdf

MMIW Calls to action

https://nwac.ca/assets-knowledge-centre/Web-MMIWG-calls-to-justice..new.pdf

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