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Project Highlights Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women | PopularResistance.Org

1.10.15

Project Highlights Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women | PopularResistance.Org: Jamie Black, an aboriginal artist from Winnipeg, wanted to showcase the issue in an artistic way, so five years ago she created the REDress project.

Each dress is “symbolic of the violence faced by indigenous women but is also a symbol of the power of a community coming together to fight this violence,” said Black.

Linda Nothing, who is helping to organize the Calgary chapter of the project that will be held Oct. 4 across the country, said they will be accepting red dress donations to create their installment, but are also asking Calgarians to show support on their own.

“We encourage people to hang up a red dress outside their home, business or office, to wear a red dress on that day and also to study what is happening, why is that happening,” she said.

Black said the project is not only art, but an education piece and “hopefully a way to bridge the gap.”

She said many people who see the project are shocked that this is an issue in Canada.


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