Red Dress Day

May 5 is Red Dress Day. This National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is a day to remember the thousands of missing and murdered Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit persons in Canada, and to raise awareness about the root causes of this violence.

Indigeneity is a key pillar of RRU’s Academic Strategic Plan, in which we emphasize our focus on deepening our understandings of ontologies and deepening relationships with Indigenous Knowledges. Our plan reflects commitments to work to identify the assumptions that underpin the colonized dominant worldview and examine how these relate to our understanding of Indigenous worldviews, in part by drawing on the Calls for Justice of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in our curriculum and learning resources on Indigenous Peoples in Canadian history.

Visit the resources our Indigenous Education colleagues Russ Johnston, Jasmine Feather Dionne and Cherylanne James have so generously shared as we continue our learning together.