The REDress Project, which involves the hanging of red dresses in public spaces, began as an art installation by Métis artist Jamie Black and has since been replicated in communities across Canada.
The empty red dresses are meant to signify the loss of thousands of Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit, lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGTBQQIA) people over the past 40 years to colonial violence.
Now in its fifth year at Brock, the display will see dresses hung indoors and outdoors across the University’s main campus and Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts from Monday, Feb. 13 to Friday, Feb. 17.
Links & Resources
- 231 Calls for Justice released by the Nation Inquiry into MMIWG
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
- A Mind Spread out on the Ground (2019) by Alicia Elliot – available at the Brock library
- As We Always Have Done (2017) by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – available online through the Brock library
- Making Space for Indigenous Feminism (2017) edited by Joyce Green – available at the Brock library
- 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act (2018) by Bob Joseph – available at the Brock library
- All My Relations by Matika Wilbur & Adrienne Keene
- The Henceforward by Eve Tuck & Sefanit Habtom
- Métis in Space by Chelsea Vowel & Molly Swain
- Secret Life of Canada by Falen Johnson & Leah Simone Bowen
- Unreserved by Rosanna Deerchild
INDIGENOUS ACTIVISTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
- James Jones (@notoriouscree)
- Shanese Indoowaaboo Steele (@learnwithshanese & @shaneseanne)
- Nikita Kahpeaysewat (@nikitaelyse)
- Larissa Crawford (@larissa_speaks)
- Kendra Rosychuk (@kendrajessie)
- Andrea Williams (@maiingankwe)
- Nenookaasi Ogichidaa (@nenookaasi)
- Ta’Kaiya Blaney (@takaiya.blaney)