Red Dress Day
On this day we honour the memory of the victims of violence inflicted on Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited peoples in Canada. Red dresses are hung to represent the pain and loss felt by survivors and loved ones, and to call home the spirits of the lost.
Cara-Lyn Morgan Giacomini, Canada Border Services Agency Regional Indigenous Affairs Advisor for the Greater Toronto Area region, on screen. Graphic of a red dress. Text on screen: , Red Dress Day.
Cara-Lyn: Taanishi Kiiya. Morgan dishnikashon. Michif niiya [Hello, my name is Morgan, and I am Metis.] My name is Cara-Lyn Morgan Giacomini, and I'm the Canada Border Services Agency Regional Indigenous Affairs Advisor for the Greater Toronto Area region.
I'm a citizen of the Métis Nation and today is , the national day of awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people in Canada, also known as Red Dress Day. In many Indigenous cultures the colour red is the colour that the Spirit sees. So we hang a red dress to signify the calling home of the spirits of our lost sisters, aunts, mothers, daughters, and community members. On Red Dress Day you can show your support for the Indigenous community by hanging a red dress by your door or in your office to signify awareness of the epidemic of violence that currently exists against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people in Canada. Stand with the CBSA and show your support to the Indigenous communities of Canada
Canada wordmark on screen.
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