Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The Comox Valley continues to honour and remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

In 2015, Walking With Our Sisters – K’ómoks opened its door to the community to experience a traveling memorial art installation honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Through the combined efforts of I-HOS Gallery, CVTS and the Kumugwe Cultural Society, with support from municipalities, organizations and businesses, over 5000 guests visited the installation on the traditional unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation

In 2016 the same organizers came together and created The Red Dress Awareness Campaign & Installation which seeks to recognize and inform the public about the increasingly high numbers of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls throughout Canada and the United States. This project was inspired by The REDress Project, which was started in 2010 by Métis artist Jamie Black; the REDress Project currently resides in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

During the week of Sept 27 – October 3 show your support and hang a Red Dress in your front yard or your place of business or store front.

For more information about the REDress Project, visit the Kumugwe Cultural Society website  https://kumugwe.ca/red-dress-awareness-campaign/

Community members have started the Lil’ Red Dress Project, a group of volunteer beaders who have created beaded red dress pins, which are available for purchase. Visit their Facebook page at  or website for more information. We encourage you to hang a red dress, and share this information with friends, family, co-workers, and within your community.

Our vision and hope is to have communities across Canada plan events around the week first week of October so we encourage you to hang a Red Dress and show your support.

 

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Thank you for visiting Comox Valley Transition Society’s website. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our operations to ensure the continued delivery of our services while protecting the health and well-being of our clients, donors, staff and volunteers.

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