Known as Red Dress Day, May 5 honours the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, 2 spirit and gender diverse people in Canada, by encouraging learning and building awareness.
At St. Clair Catholic, students in Grades 7 to 12 will engage in Art for Action. Under the guidance of Anishinaabe artist Moses Lunham, Kettle and Stony Point First Nation and Shannon Paul, Anishinaabe from Treaty 3, Northwest Angle #33 in Lake of the Woods, students will explore how art can be a powerful tool to bring awareness to this ongoing issue.
On May 5, flags at all schools and the Catholic Education Centre, will be lowered to half mast in recognition of this national observance.
More information is available in Reclaiming Power and Place: the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and on the St. Clair Catholic District School Board website here.