Red Dress Day marks the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirited people in Canada. Join Elder Myeengun Henry to honour and remember our missing and murdered sisters and to show solidarity with their family and loved ones.
More than 1,000 murders of Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirited people were recorded by police between 1980 and 2012. It is estimated that 4,000 Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirited people have gone missing during that same period.
The Final Report from the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, released in 2019, concluded that the staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls amounts to race-based genocide.
The REDress project was created by Indigenous artist Jamie Black in 2010.