Important Exhibit Opening in Hamilton


A new exhibit at Dundurn Castle will honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

The Hamilton Urban Indigenous Strategy, in collaboration with local indigenous youth, will be hosting an opening of the exhibit on Sept. 26.

The exhibit focuses on the MMIWG Final Report's calls for justice #1.9: "We call upon all governments to develop laws, policies, and public education campaigns to challenge the acceptance and normalization of violence."

"The exhibit will bring awareness to many of the untold stories of the MMIWG," said Nicole Jones, project manager of Indigenous initiatives for Healthy and Safe Communities Department, in a press release.

"[It will] highlight statistics around violence amongst women and girls, showcase local Indigenous art, [and] a path of red dresses." Red dresses have come to be a symbol of MMIWG.

Jones said the video Honouring our Sisters and red cress pins and earrings will be available to purchase.

"All the proceeds will go to the Drag the Red Campaign. Miigwetch (Thank you)," Jones said.

The opening event will consist of a traditional drumming, acknowledgements, a screening of Honouring our Sisters video, guest speakers, tours and refreshments.

The exhibit will be available for public viewing through Tues. Nov. 5, 2019.

Photo courtesy of MMIW facebook page

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