February 13

REDress Project:  Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

and the

MOOSE HIDE Campaign: Taking action and standing up to end violence towards women and girls.

In the last 30 years in Canada, and still occurring today, there are disproportionally high numbers of Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirited Persons who have either gone missing or have been murdered in Canada.

On February 13, across Canada, people are raising awareness about this issue.

What can you do to help?

– Learning more about the REDress Project here:

– Learning more about the Moose Hide Campaign here: A campaign initiated by Indigenous and non-Indigenous men aimed at ending gender-based violence.

– Hanging a red dress in your classroom/office/home window. You can lend/borrow a red dress by contacting via MIO or email Eileen.Kerwinjones@johnabbott.qc.ca

– Picking up your Moose Hide Pin (leather or synthetic) this week in Student Activities (H-159) and wear it up to and on February 13.

– Making a photo/video pledge at the Moose Hide info booth to end violence.

– Printing and handing out 6 Ways to be an Ally re Gender Based Violence, Assault & Harassment

– Hearing the personal stories of our guest speakers:

10:30-11:00: Opening ceremony and prayer by an elder

11:00-11:30: Aiden Cyr, Youth Ambassador, Moose Hide Campaign

11:30-1:00:  Commissioner E. Qajaq Robinson, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

1:00-2:30: Delilah Saunders, Inuk author & activist, Feb. 13 will mark the 5 anniversary of her sister’s murder.

2:30-4:00: Nakuset, Director of the Native Women’s Shelter.

Counsellors will be on hand from 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. to help people process their feelings.

This event is open to everyone at JAC. For faculty that would like to bring their class, please register by sending an MIO or email to Audrey.Greenberg@johnabbott.qc.ca

This event is co-sponsored by the Indigenous Student Resource Centre, the Indigenous Studies Certificate, the Women’s Studies and Gender Relations Certificate, the Diversity & Social Equity Office within Student Services, and also made possible by a grant from the Programme acceuil et intégration des autochtones au collégial du MEES.