National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S

Limestone Learning Foundation
National Day for Awareness of MMIWG2S
Posted on 05/04/2023
Image of MMIWG2S graphicMay 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirited individuals. Also known as Red Dress Day, this solemn day is observed to honour and remember missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit people, and to encourage one another to take action for change.

On this day, we encourage everyone across the school district to wear red and remember, honour, and give voice to MMIWG2S whose stories have not been heard. Not only this Friday, but every day we aim to raise awareness about this ongoing crisis and take action, and we remember the people who have lost their lives to colonial, gender-based violence, and their families and communities who continue to grieve the loss of their loved ones.

There are many days in which we recognize MMIWG2S including May 5th, the National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S, October 4th as the recognized date in Canada for MMIWG2S, and February 14th in which communities across Canada host a Women's Memorial March in remembrance and honour of MMIWG2S. 

The following resources have been compiled by the LDSB Indigenous Education Team, to share information and offer support in learning, reflection, and action. 

Native Women's Association of Canada
The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women MMIWG2S - UBC Library Assembly of First Nations MMIWG2S - Their Voices Will Guide Us: Student and Youth Engagement Guide
Honouring Indigenous Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse People
Moose Hide Campaign
National Inquiry Gallery of Artistic Expressions

We understand that the information in these resources may be triggering for some, and that some students, staff and families may wish to have additional support today. If you are affected, are in distress, and require immediate emotional assistance you can call the National 24/7 MMIWG crisis line at 1-844-413-6649.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.