Red Dress Week at Capilano University honours the lives of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA that have been murdered or gone missing in Canada.
According to the Final Report of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Inquiry, thousands of women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA have lost their lives. The red dress has become a visual symbol of this national tragedy.
Please take time to learn more about Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA in Canada; engage with our REDress activity in the Library; and take part in events organized by the Capilano Students Union.
At the conclusion of this week, on Friday, February 14th, the 29th Annual Women’s Memorial March will take place in the Downtown Eastside. “The women’s memorial march continues to honour the lives of missing and murdered women and all women’s lives lost in the Downtown Eastside.” Family and community members will gather in remembrance at 10:30 am and the March will start at 12 pm from Carnegie Community Centre (Main and Hastings) on Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.
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Winnipeg visual artist Jaime Black began the REDress project in 2010 with a public art installation that featured 600 donated red dresses hung in public places in Winnipeg and elsewhere across the country. Black states, “The empty red dress really evokes the absence of these women but it also marks the absence of these women so we can’t forget that they’re gone.” The red dress has since been adopted by communities across North America as a symbol of loss.
The list of books below are available for check-out from the entrance display until February 14, 2020. Use the call number to find these books on the shelves after the display is finished.
A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood, by Kim Anderson
Find it at: E98.W8 A62 2000
Surviving In the Hour of Darkness: The Health and Wellness of Women of Colour and Indigenous Women, by edited by G. Sophie Harding
Find it at: RA564.86 .S87 2005 & also online as an e-book
Honour: Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women, by edited by Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain
Find it at: HV6250.4.W65 H66 2005
Restoring the Balance: First Nations Women, Community, and Culture, by Gail Guthrie Valaskakis, Madeleine Dion Stout, and Eric Guimond, editors
Find it at: E98.W8 R48 2009 & also online as an e-book
Find it at: HV6535.C33 P639 2010
Violence Against Women in Canada: Research and Policy Perspectives, by Holly Johnson & Myrna Dawson
Find it at: HV6250.4.W65 J648 2011
Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture, by edited by Cheryl Suzack ... [et al.]
Find it at: HQ1155 .I54 2010
Torn from our Midst: Voices of Grief, Healing and Action from the Missing Indigenous Women Conference, 2008, by edited by A. Brenda Anderson, Wendee Kubik, Mary Rucklos Hampton
Find it at: HV6250.4.W65 T67 2010 & also online as an e-book
Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovery, by edited by D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Kim Anderson
Find it at: HQ759 .M918 2014
Indivisible: Indigenous Human Rights, edited by Joyce Green
Find it at: K3247 .I63 2014
Find it at: HV6535.C33 V38 2015
Find it at: HV6250.4.W65 D42 2015
Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada, by edited by D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Jennifer Brant
Find it at: HV6250.4.W65 F64 2016
The Break, by Katherena Vermette
Find it at: PS8643.E74 B74 2016
Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, by edited by Joyce Green
Find it at: HQ1161 .M34 2017
Keetsahnak: Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters, by Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell & Christi Belcourt, editors
Find it at: E98.W8 K448 2018
Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance, by edited by Elya M. Durisin, Emily van der Meulen, and Chris Bruckert
Find it at: KE9075 .R43 2018 & also online as an e-book
Braiding Legal Orders: Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, by John Borrows, Larry Chartrand, Oonagh E. Fitzgerald, and Risa Schwartz, editors
Find it at: K3247 .B73 2019
My Friend, My Abuser: Perspectives and Testimonials Concerning the Sexual Exploitation of First Nations and Inuit People in Urban Areas, by Josue Mensales & Diane Veillette ; foreword by Ghislain Picard
Find it at: HQ150.M6 M462 2019
Bad Law: Rethinking Justice for a Postcolonial Canada, by John Reilly
Find it at: KF8205 .R39 2019
Find it at: HV6250.4.W65 M33 2019