REDress Project reminds nation of crime against Indigenous women

 

Last updated 4/5/2019 at 1:57pm

Katherine Fogden [Mohawk], Smithsonian

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Thirty empty red dresses hang near the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., within view of the National Mall and U.S. Capitol. For the first time in the United States, the museum is displaying The REDress Project, an installation conceived by Canadian artist Jaime Black (Métis) to bring awareness, remembrance, and healing to the crisis of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls. As part of the installation, the dresses are hung in various locations in North America to draw attention to the plight of these Native women.

According to a briefing...



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