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Native Women’s Association Of Canada MMIWG2S+ Red Dress Day Event


May 2, 2023


On May 5th, the National Day of Awareness for the prevention of violence against Indigenous women, also known as the Red Dress Day, NWAC is hosting a commemoration event to honour and bring awareness to the thousands of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Transgender, Two-Spirit, and Gender-Diverse+ People across Canada. Minister Marc Miller, minister of Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, will be in attendance at the art unveiling portion of the agenda.


DATE: May 5, 2023

LOCATION: Mother Earth Room, 120 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Québec

FACILITATOR: Brandy Stanovich, MMIWG2S+ Manager, Chelsea Resiliency Lodge Advisor


9:00 AM- 6:00 PM: Guided visits to our MMIWG2S+ exhibit in our Vault Exhibition Space

10:00 AM- 6:00 PM: Faceless Dolls workshop – To honour and commemorate our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Transgender, Two-Spirit, and Gender-Diverse+ People by creating an NWAC Faceless Doll.


3:30 PM Welcome - Brandy Stanovich

3:35 PM Opening prayer - Irene Compton

3:45 PM Message from NWAC President Carol McBride

3:55 PM Blessing of the Drums Ceremony - Irene Compton

4:20 PM Unveiling: “A Woman Not In This World” - Lynne Groulx

4:30 PM Drumming - Irene Compton

4:50 PM Closing Prayer & Song - Irene Compton

Media Contact:

For information, or to arrange an interview, contact:

Annette Goerner
+1 (613) 818-6941

Pour obtenir plus d’information ou prendre des dispositions pour une interview, contacter:

Annette Goerner
+1 (613) 818-6941

About The Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls, transgender, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.

À propos de l'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada

L'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada (AFAC) est une organisation autochtone nationale qui représente la voix politique des femmes, des filles, des transgenres, des bispirituels et des personnes de sexe différent au Canada, y compris les membres des Premières nations vivant dans les réserves et hors réserve, les Indiens inscrits et non inscrits, les personnes privées de leurs droits, les Métis et les Inuits. Regroupant des organisations de femmes autochtones de tout le pays, l'AFAC a été fondée dans le but collectif d'améliorer, de promouvoir et de favoriser le bien-être social, économique, culturel et politique des femmes autochtones au sein de leurs communautés respectives et des sociétés canadiennes.