Apr 17, 2021

Ladysmith and Stz'uminus Councils Show Solidarity, Hang Red Dresses

Ladysmith and Stz'uminus First Nation Council members came together on Saturday to show solidarity in our stand against racism and hate as we ensure the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada are not forgotten. 
Council members commemorated the women - mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends - of First Nations, Inuit, Métis communities by hanging red dresses within view of the Trans-Canada Highway. 
The REDress Project started over a decade ago as a public art installation by Métis artist Jaime Black in response to the more than a 1000 missing and murdered Indigenous women across our country.  

Communities now hang red dresses in public spaces to raise awareness and draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Aboriginal women. 

Red dresses were also installed by the Town in front of City Hall as well as Bob Stuart Park. 

We encourage our community members to learn about the REDress Project and if moved to do so, consider hanging a red dress in your windows or trees in your yard to show your support. 

Read more about Jamie Black and the REDress Project by visiting: https://www.jaimeblackartist.com/exhibitions/