A Complete Service of Remembrance, Lament, and Commitment on Red Dress Sunday

2024, 5 pp
The National REDress Project is honoured annually on May 5th. It was originally designed and installed in 2010 by Manitoba based M├ętis artist, Jamie Black to be a stark visual reminder of the violence perpetrated against thousands of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, children, and 2-spirit peoples in Canada; many of whom still are missing.

In honouring this day, communities are encouraged to hang red dresses in public spaces as a poignant reminder of the violence that continues to be perpetrated against Indigenous women, children, and 2-spirited peoples. The hanging red dresses also are symbols of the resilience Indigenous women, children, and 2-spirited peoples and their communities demonstrate in the face of continued systemic barriers to equality and racist attitudes that make them more vulnerable to violence.

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