‘Red Dress Day’

red dress campaign

Sam Odrowski

Kathy Foy, left, and Pam Rittau of the United Native Friendship Centre invite members of the public to come to their main building located on 516 Portage Ave. and view their display honouring indigenous women for “Red Dress Day.” If anybody would like to honour an indigenous women who has been murdered or gone missing, they can write their name on red dress paper cutouts at the UNFC building and have them placed around the reception area leading up until Sunday (May 5), when “Red Dress Day” is celebrated across Canada. On Thursday (May 2), the UNFC will be holding an event starting at 11 a.m. in support of “Red Dress Day.” It will begin with a smudge and a reflection of remembrance and honour that will be followed by a free lunch. Organizers would like to encourage everyone to attend, both indigenous and non-indigenous individuals.