REDress Project 2020
Hearts of our Nations, Honouring our Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA community
Join us on Friday February 14th 2020 in Pond Inlet from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm for drumming, food, presentations, and conversation
About the artist
Jaime Black is a multidisciplinary Metis artist from Winnipeg Manitoba. Her work and visual depiction of the MMIWG2S genocide draws attention to the violence against Indigenous peoples across Canada. Her work covers human rights issues and social justice issues and is based in intersectional feminism. Black’s REDress Project is a visceral art installation which speaks to the women and persons missing from the land as well as draws attention to where those peoples belong: on their land and with their communities.
Join the Brock community every February 14th as we honour Indigenous women and peoples by recreating the REDress installation on campus. Donate a redress, help us hang the dresses, or come to the events surrounding the installation and learn more.
Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons are not statistics, they are the hearts of communities and Nations and deserve far more support and resources than they have and are receiving in the wake of the Missing and Murdered Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit epidemic and genocide. The MMIWG Report, which was formally released on June 3rd, 2019, works to hold those in power accountable, but also offers insight on Indigenous culture, values, language, and traditions and the importance of preserving and honouring Indigenous spaces and values. The Nations Inquiry’s Final Report, Reclaiming Power and Place, exposes the vast human rights violations that are the foundation for the systemic violence occurring in Canada against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQ+ people. The Report calls for transformative justice and shares the truth of family and community members as well as incorporates Calls for Justice directed toward Canada’s government, legal system, social services, and all colonial institutions. What can we do as students, staff, or faculty? As settlers or newcomers on this land? Read more on the report, available for anyone to read and download for free.