The Museum marked National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S+ with two special displays.
Items from the sacred bundle of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people were shared in the Museum’s Level 1 Gallery.
The sacred bundle includes hundreds of artistic expressions created by family members, friends, survivors, artists and others during the National Inquiry. As part of the National Inquiry’s Legacy Archive, the items were entrusted and welcomed to the care of the Museum in 2021.
The display included red dresses, quilts, banners, photographs, moccasins, a cradleboard, clothing and a wide selection of other items. Each item was selected from the sacred bundle by affected loved ones of the MMIWG2S+ community.
In addition, a large projection of a red dress was shown on the exterior of the Museum. The REDress Project, by artist Jaime Black, is permanently on display in the Museum’s Canadian Journeys gallery and can also be viewed any time.
Thank you for honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people by supporting this special display.