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Red dresses hung at MUN to represent missing and murdered Aboriginal women – Muse

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2015493 Views

October 19, 2015

You might have seen several red dresses hanging around Memorial University in the past few weeks.

Those dresses are meant to represent the Aboriginal women who have been reported missing or murdered in Newfoundland and Labrador in the last three decades.

It’s part of an initiative called the REDress project, which was started by Manitoba woman Jaime Black as a way to bring attention to the number of murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada.

“It’s a visually striking way to engage people,” said Lindsay Batt, MUNSU’s Aboriginal Student Rep.

“It’s not just a poster on a wall, it’s a hanging dress that represents a woman or girl who is no longer with us.”

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