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Red Dress Day in support of missing & murdered Indigenous women in Oshawa Sunday [Video]

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Red Dress Day – May 5

Red Dress Day, the national day for awareness of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit and Gender Diverse people, returns Sunday, with Oshawa looking to draw attention to the crisis with a red dress art installation at City Hall and other City facilities.

Inspired by Métis artist Jaime Black, whose red dress art inspired the movement, 13 dresses now line the pathway from King St. W. and Centre St. S. to City Hall, with 13 more inside on the main floor of the building. The groupings of 13 represent the Thirteen Moons followed by the Anishinaabe calendar teachings: each Moon reflects a teaching that emphasize the importance of maintaining balance, respect, and harmony in relationships with oneself, others, and the environment.

The National Day for Awareness of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit and Gender Diverse Individuals began in 2010 as a response to the more than 1,000 …

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