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Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls

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"The Red Dress Awareness Campaign & Installation seeks to recognize and inform the public about the increasingly high numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, both in Canada and the USA. This project was inspired by The REDress Project, which was started in 2010 by Métis artist Jamie Black; We continue to honour and remember those women and girls today."

"Walking With Our Sisters is a commemorative art installation to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the United States; to acknowledge the grief and torment families of these women continue to suffer; and to raise awareness of this issue and create opportunity for broad community-based dialogue on the issue"

NWAC Faceless Dolls Project

"Our hope was to visually and physically create a representation of the 582 known cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls (What Their Stories Tell Us: Research findings from the Sisters In Spirit initiative, 2010)"
Retrieved from: Native Women’s Association of Canada, “Building on the Legacy of the NWAC Faceless Doll Project. Create Your Own Faceless Dolls”, online by searching:
 < Legacy_of NWAC_Faceless_Doll_Project.pdf>

Documentaries and Films for learning more about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

"A short documentary that explores the question of calling a national public inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women & girls in Canada or whether there may be a better approach."

"People are encouraged to hang red dresses or shirts in February to honour murdered and missing indigenous women and girls in Canada."

"Beverley Jacobs reminds us of our collective responsibility to end this violence first by acknowledging the tough truths about colonization, racism and sexism in our communities."

"What Their Stories Tell Us: Research findings from the Sisters In Spirit initiative brings together five years of research related to missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada."

"By taking collective responsibility for safety, and by educating Canadians about the systemic causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls, we can effect real change. We believe in the power of youth voices and in the agency of Indigenous women and girls."

"Shades of Our Sisters is an exhibit and online experience co-created by the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women to share the memory of their loved ones and what the loss of their life means. Audiences are transported into the grief, laughter and love of these families; challenging Canadians to realize the injustice of this national tragedy."

"Native American women have been targeted with high rates of violence, murder, rape and disappearance for centuries. This ongoing series explores how activists, communities, lawmakers and law enforcement are raising awareness and working for change."

"On a steel-gray winter day, the red dresses each hung, flapping in the wind along the plaza surrounding the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian—35 of them—in different shapes, sizes and shades. They serve as stand-ins for the potentially thousands of native women who go missing or are murdered each year."

"This MMIWG Information Hub on the KAIROS website is focused on providing information, resources and updates related to the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada."

"To commemorate Women’s History Month, the National Museum of the American Indian presented The REDress Project, an outdoor art installation by artist Jaime Black (Métis). Read more.

"Internal Emails Reveal RCMP's Fragmented Response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Lack of a coordinated strategy and careful monitoring undermines the effort to end 'genocide,' say experts and advocates."

"Connie Walker talks about her new podcast and why continuing to cover MMIWG is important to her"
Listen to the podcast here.

"Beyond Red Dress Day: Seven calls to action for allies"

"The REDress Project
An aesthetic response to the more than 1000 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada."

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