Two Rivers Gallery is working with the BC Family Information Liaison Unit and School District No. 57 Indigenous Eduction during the month of May to challenge you to learn more about and make something based on the prompt “MMIWG – Red Dress” .
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls exposed a national ongoing crisis of fatal violence towards Indigenous women and girls. The intent with this month’s MakerLab challenge is to raise awareness within our community about the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) while honouring, respecting and maintaining sensitivity to the impact it has on friends and families of the MMIWG.
Red Dresses have become a symbol to honour the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The Two Rivers Gallery and School District 57 service communities along the “ Highway of Tears ” where many families have been deeply impacted by the MMIWG. Aligned with the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Two Rivers Gallery staff hope their efforts towards raising awareness to the MMIWG can help prevent further victimization and garner addi onal support for the families and communities affected.
The following are useful resources to explore information around the MMIWG:
- Finding Dawn by Christine Welch
- this river by Erika MacPherson and Katherena Vermetie
- Their Voices Will Guide Us website and Student and Youth Engagement Guide
Two Rivers Gallery is encouraging people to make red dresses to install throughout Prince George, take pictures of the Red Dress (no selfies) and post them on social media with the hashtags: #MMWIG #reddress #tworiversgallery #makerlabmonthlymakes #SD57Indigenous
Two Rivers Gallery will host a workshop to crochet a Red Dress with Elder Roberta Prince live on Facebook on May 13 at 6 p.m.
Learn more about the MakerLab Monthly Make
Challenge here or for further information visit:
Two Rivers Gallery
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Donate via: Tammy Meise – Red Dress Society at email@example.com