Red Dress Day

Red Dress Day is May 5

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit+ People

Red Dress Day is a day to honour the memories of the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit+ people (MMIWG2S+) through Indigenous voices and stories. The use of a red dress was inspired by Métis artist Jaime Black in 2010 and represents the pain and loss felt by loved ones and survivors. You can show your support by listening to Indigenous voices in stories and documentaries, wearing red or a moose hide pin, or hanging a red dress in a window.

Did you know...

Indigenous women are 12 times more likely to be murdered or missing than all other women in Canada. 

Between 2009 – 2021, 490 Indigenous women and girls were the victims of homicide.

Indigenous women are two times more likely than non-Indigenous women to have experienced sexual abuse by an adult before the age of 15. 

Source: Statistics Canada