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You are all invited to participate in the National Day of Awareness for Missing Murdered Exploited Indigenous People.

Location: 200 Memorial Drive NW

Date: May 5, 2023

Time: 5-8:00 PM

If you identify as a woman, please wear your long skirts to show respect.

A gathering will be taking place Wednesday May 5, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in Calgary for family members, allies, and survivors of Murdered, Missing, & Exploited Indigenous Peoples (MMEIP. This is inclusive of all people, all genders, non-binary, two-spirit, and includes trafficked and exploited people.

This event will uplift the stories and voices in tribute by family members of MMEIP and continue to acknowledge the location as the “Field of Red Ribbons”, with speakers, dancers, singers/drummers, prayers and families sharing and healing, and the hanging of red ribbons and red dresses. This gathering is to catch the tears and healing of all who gather from across Turtle Island.

Schedule of Events:

Opening Remarks – Organizers
Opening prayer and smudging of Red Ribbons (Elder)
Opening Honor Drum Song (Blackfoot Confederacy Drum Group)
Opening Flute & Strong Woman Song – Women’s Hand Drum Group
2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion
Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) – Information of Services for Families
Family to speak
Youth Girls Hand Drum Group
Mayor remarks (pending)
Family to speak
Jingle Dancers
Moosehide Campaign
Women’s Warrior Song – Women’s Hand Drum Group
Reading of Loved Ones Names (Moment of Silence)
Open Mic for Families to Speak, and drummers/singers
Closing Remarks

Click here to watch “The REDress Project – Virtual Artist Talk with Jaime Black”

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