Schools commemorate Red Dress Day

Schools across Canada recently held events and gatherings to commemorate Red Dress Day. Espanola High School honoured Red Dress Day with a display including moosehide pins and information cards about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman and Girls pinned to a red dress. Niagara College lowered its flags to half-mast, displayed red dresses on campus, and asked its community to wear red in recognition of the violence faced by Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people. The University of Manitoba hosted events including a red dress pin workshop led by artist Gerri-Lee Pangman, and the University of Saskatchewan hosted speakers and performances encouraging reflection. Walks were held at Medicine Hat College, Bow Valley High School, Ponoka Elementary School, Ponoka Secondary Campus, and The BRICK Learning Centre. Students from Savory Elementary School, Ruth King Elementary School, and Spencer Middle School hung red dresses across Goldstream Avenue to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women, children, and two-spirit people.

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