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Letter to the Editor: Red Dress

COVID-19 has affected the Memorial Walks, usually held all across Canada each February 14th. This year however, the 2021 Justice 4 Stolen Sisters Memorial Walk, formerly Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women’s Walk, in Oshawa, is planned for Sunday, June 6th.

The walk, coordinated by Miranda-Lorrie Bouchard, is run to raise awareness of the inordinate number of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada.

In coordination with this event, the Maamawi Collective is pleased to present their awareness and fundraising campaign, in support of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, with proceeds directed to a local Indigenous women’s group. Red Dress Pins are available, to purchase online, by visiting the Maamawi Collective’s website, at https://maamawicollective.ca/RedDress.html. Maamawi Collective offers sincere thanks to Cree artist Dianne Brown-Green, for permitting the reproduction of her artwork, “Sisters, We Will Not Forget Them!” for our fundraising efforts. Her painting has inspired our Red Dress Pin. With kind permission for design reproduction, Dianne’s original painting, titled “Sisters We Will Not Forget Them” has been digitally reproduced and made available for this fundraising event.

Barbara Blower, Coordinator, MAAMAWI COLLECTIVE, www.maamawicollective.ca Acknowledging the Land of the First People, Hodinohso:ni & Anishinaabe.

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