Red Dress Day

Posted On Sunday May 05, 2024

Today we remember and honour the many missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-sprit people who have been violently taken from their families and communities.  Red Dress Day was inspired by Métis artist Jamie Black’s REDress Project installation where she hung empty, red dresses to represent the missing and murdered women.

As a city, we re-commit ourselves to actively challenging the colonial and patriarchal systems that perpetuate this violence. We continue the work of reconciliation so that Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people can experience the dignity, respect and safety they deserve.