Red Dress Day: Taking Time to Pause and Reflect
May 5 is the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S+) in Canada.
Also known as Red Dress Day, the REDress Project involves the hanging of red dresses in public spaces to draw attention to the gender-based and racialized violence against Indigenous women, girls, trans and two-spirit individuals who have gone missing or have been murdered. The project continues with supporting campaigns taking place in communities across Canada.
Please take time today to read the MMIWG2S+ Calls to Justice and to do some research on what you can do to respond to these calls. Additionally, you can pause and reflect on these powerful video clips provided by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Director, Indigenous Education & Affairs
Submitted by: Communications