Raising Awareness for Missing and Murdered Women, Girls, Two Spirit, and Gender Diverse People

Artwork by Moses Lunham, Kettle and Stony Point First Nation

October 4th is a National Day of Action for  Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two Spirit, and Gender Diverse People (MMIWG2S+)

May 5th is REDress Day, 

A National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two Spirit, and Gender Diverse People (MMIWG2S+)

Moses Lunham, Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, 2023

What can you learn with Intermediate and Senior Students?

Find out more about the Red Dress Project here with Métis Artist, Jaime Black (this video is appropriate to share with students)

- Use the Their Voices will guide us resource for background information and learning resources. 

- Visit the National Film Board Blog: MMIWG: Breaking the Silence, Starting the Conversation in Classrooms (French version) for information, film recommendations, and questions for consideration for the classroom.

- Visit the classroom learning platform with the Moose Hide Campaign to see resources for MMIWG2S+ and the Moose Hide Campaign and sign up for the Moose Hide Campaign Day which is May 16th

-  Read 'mihkokwaniy' by poet Joshua Whitehead 

- Watch Caribou Legs, The Film by TSU that documents Bradley 'Caribou Legs' Firth and his cross-country run to raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. 

- See this page for curriculum connections

St. Patrick's Secondary School Grade 12 Leadership class raises awareness through this art installation in their school. 

What can you do?

UCC Youth Leadership, Kidwin Zhiingwaak raises awareness through displaying messages and placing red ribbons on the perimeter of the school. 

Wear Red to Raise Awareness

Join in raising awareness in the calls for justice and wear red. 

Begin a conversation. Learn more yourself. Read the final report. Watch this TED talk . Read/listen to the Highway of Tears. Listen to the CBC podcast Finding Cleo. Read/listen to the Firekeeper’s Daughter. Watch the National Film Board Documentaries, Finding Dawn and This River. Visit this padlet to learn more. Check out the National Week of Action here. Learn their stories and remember that these people were sisters, cousins, aunts, mothers and grandmothers. You can become familiar with some of the stories by using the CBC database

Trigger warning: this content for personal learning above is emotional and triggering.

By taking the time to learn we are part of reconciliation and open up ways to think about how to create change.

St. Joseph Tilbury Grade 8’s raise awareness across their school community.  

UCC Youth take time to write messages on a wall display to raise awareness.