May 5 – MMIW Awareness Day
May 5th is a day to remember and honour the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIW) of Canada. As a way to raise awareness about this ongoing issue, we ask that you wear red and take a moment to reflect on the lives lost.
The REDress Project was started by Métis artist Jaime Black to bring attention to the hundreds of Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada. The project involves the display of red dresses in public spaces, symbolizing the missing women.
We encourage you to take a moment tomorrow to learn more about MMIW, and to show your support by wearing red. Let us come together to bring awareness to this important issue and work towards justice for those impacted.