The REDress Project focuses on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. It is an installation art project based on an aesthetic response to this critical national issue. Through the installation, Winnipeg, Manitoba by Métis artist Jaime Black hopes to draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Indigenous Women and Grils and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence.
Last night, February 11th, at the BWSS support group at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, women reflected on impact of gender violence on themselves and the community and created these Red Dresses. These artistic designs are also made in preparation for February 14th Women’s Memorial March happening Frieday on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories.