Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls event – TRU Newsroom

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls event – TRU Newsroom

April 23, 2024 at 5:15 pm  Education, Kamloops, News

You may have noticed the red dresses hanging from the trees across the campus. These dresses are there to bring awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) across Canada.

Sunday, May 5, is the National Day of Action for MMIWG. The REDress Project was founded by Jamie Black, a Métis artist. These dresses are displayed in public spaces to bring awareness of those Indigenous women and children who are missing.

Red is used because red is the only colour spirits can see, it is a sacred and powerful colour. The empty red dresses remind us about the violence and crimes Indigenous women and girls face. The dresses represent the thousands of Indigenous women who have gone missing.

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