Since 2010, May 5th has been pronounced the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People ( #MMIWG2S ). Also referred to as Red Dress Day, the day has been used to bring awareness to our missing and murdered women and two-spirit by wearing red.
For decades our Indigenous communities have felt the pain and sorrow of our loved ones who never made it home. The rate of #MMIWG2S continues to climb, and we must eliminate the risk by educating our communities about SAFETY.
Together let’s raise awareness by wearing RED and promoting #REDdress on Friday May 5th. Mushkegowuk Council acknowledges the importance of the #REDdress movement and we are glad to be part of it. We encourage you to:
- Make red dress art at home or work
- Hang a red dress or tie a red cloth/ribbon on your tree, yard or fence
- Reach out to your local agencies to learn more about MMIWG and their plans and actions in your community
- Promote #MMIWG2S #gonebutnotforgotten #NoMoreStolenSisters #REDdress on your social channels
For many of us this day can be triggering and please feel free to reach to Roselynn Koostachin of our Victim Services Department at 705 406 3213 or the 24/7 National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls support line at 1-844-413-6649.
Our thoughts and prayers to all impacted by #MMIWG2S .