October 20, 2017 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 20, 2017 12:13:03 October 20, 2017 12:13:03

In yesterday’s open, I wrote about Chanie Wenjeck, the12 year old boy who ran away from the residential school and died, freezing and hungry, trying to get home to his family. That happened over 50 year ago. And here in Canada we continue to contract the tragic legacy of our country’s abhorrent treatment of Indigenous and First Nations people. 

Walking With Our Sisters is a memorial art installation and ceremony to honour Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People with decorated moccasin vamps representing each person. During their lifetimes, these women were made to believe that they weren’t important. In death, their insignificance was amplified. Walking With Our Sisters is an acknowledgement that they were here. That for too long they were unseen. That, hopefully, they can be heard now.

The exhibition’s final day in Toronto is on Sunday, October 22, closing at 6pm. Please click here for more information if you would like to visit and participate.


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