May 5 is Red Dress Day
May 5, 2022
Red Dress Day is a National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit People. On June 3, 2019, the Final Report from the National Inquiry on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released. The inquiry made 231 Calls for Justice and concluded that the acts of violence against Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people in Canada constitutes genocide. This day of awareness grew from Jaime Black’s REDress Project.
Did you know?
- The Calls for Justice represent important ways to end genocide.
- There are specific Calls for Justice educators (11.1 & 11.2), as well as eight Calls for Justice for all Canadians.
How to help?
- Read the report
- Educate yourself
- Listen to Indigenous truths
- Work to be an ally
Read the Final Report here: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/