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Friday, May 3, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Indigenous Beading Workshop

Red Dress beadwork on a pin

To mark Red Dress Day, the faculty of Math will be hosting an indigenous beading workshop. We will making the pin pictured on the left.

Red Dress Day marks the national day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirited people in Canada.  

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.

This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Please register below to attend. 

The University will host a ceremony in honour of Red Dress Day on the BMH Green from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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