National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

by Lori Nelson

 

Image featuring a painting by Danielle Fixico of the side profile of an indigenous woman with a tear streaming down her face.  Text in the background of the artwork featuring various words and phrases such as: daughters, no peace, justice, #notinvisible, etc.  On the right side is a block of red with text reading "WEAR RED ON MAY 5TH / National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls."

May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, also sometimes called Red Dress Day.

Today, we encourage you to learn more about what the National Inquiry Report reveals as the “persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses that are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people.”

This link – https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/ – will lead you to Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Photo credit: National Indigenous Women’s Resource Centre

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Did you know?

During the Spanish Flu epidemic the Kenora Public Library was converted to an emergency hospital.  In the three months of the epidemic at least 66 people died of the flu.

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