Postsecondary institutions honour Red Dress Day

Postsecondary institutions across the country are honouring Red Dress Day with commemorative events and dedicated time for reflection. Observed on May 5, Red Dress Day honours and brings awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people. Mount Royal University is encouraging its campus community to wear red as a symbol of their commitment to action in the elimination of gender-based violence. Many institutions, like Durham College and Mount Saint Vincent University, have installed red dresses on campus to commemorate the lives lost. The University of Winnipeg is including a Red Dress Special ceremony at its Graduation Pow Wow, while Cape Breton University recently held a healing march featuring drumming and jingle dances. Brock University is holding several traditional events throughout the weekend, including ribbon skirt and medicine pouch workshops.

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