Red Dress Day

Red Dress Day is the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+.

The REDress Project was initiated in 2010 by Jaime Black, a Métis multidisciplinary artist based in Winnipeg. The red dresses act as a visual reminder of the thousands of Indigenous woman, girls, and Two-Spirit people who are missing or who have been murdered.

What can you do?

  • Read the 2019 National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) report, and it’s 231 Calls for Justice.
  • Wear red to raise awareness.
  • Hang a red dress in your window or your yard.
  • Wear a moose hide pin to show you are standing up against violence towards women and children.
  • Post images and messages of solidarity and awareness to social media. Use hashtags such as: #MMIWG2S, #RedDressDay, #WhyWeWearRed, #EndTheViolence, #NotForgotten and #NoMoreStolenSisters
  • Make a donation to an Indigenous organization works that with Indigenous Women, girls and two-spirited people.
  • Attend a march, rally or vigil to honour those who are gone but not forgotten.
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