May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People.
In 2010 Métis artist Jaime Black created the REDress Project to draw attention to the gendered and radicalized nature of violent crimes against Aboriginal women. Youth and staff in our female-identified Crisis Program spent the evening of May 5th watching a video and learning more about the REDress Art Project.
The youth enjoyed learning about this project and some youth even put on red in to honour the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People. The young people were treated to a snack of bannock as well and the youth really enjoyed the special treat.