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National Day of Awareness MMIWG2S

Community May 7 / 2024

May 5 is the National Day for Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S), also known as Red Dress Day. On this day, the nation honours the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people and supports grieving families and community healing.

Today WTPS officers lead the Community Walk in Wiikwemkoong who organized a day of events to recognize and honour Red Dress Day.

The day began with a Sunrise ceremony and Sacred Fire, followed by a Community Walk and lunch. Red sweatshirts & T-shirts were provided for everyone to symbolize the lives that have been lost or stolen.
Today and every day, we stand in solidarity.