Red dresses show the number of missing Indigenous Women in that Area

Red Dresses, hanging eerily amongst the trees, revealing the number of missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in the area.

In the United States and Canada there is an unseen, growing epidemic. There are Indigenous Women disappearing at alarming rates, sometimes found murdered, sometimes never found.

The Faces of Some of the Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Why should we care about these women?

Because if we were to honestly look deeper at the situation, we might find that you and I are part of the cause.

These alarming statistics are from the 2018 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report

https://www.uihi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Missing-and-Murdered-Indigenous-Women-and-Girls-Report.pdf.

The Story of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Parts I and II

Why are Indigenous Women and Girls Disproportionately the Victims of Violence and How is the Our Problem?

Watch the videos below to find out more.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Part I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EMkejVo-Dk&feature=youtu.be

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Part II https://youtu.be/6n-phnBXZsI


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