Update on the REDress Project from the Reconciliation Working Group (RWG):
We are heartbroken to inform the CAMH community that many of the dresses installed as part of the REDress Project, in honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit Peoples, were vandalized. For many of you who wanted to visit the dresses but couldn’t locate them, we share in your disappointment. This vandalism is a fitting symbol of the reality of gender-based and racialized violence faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis women, girls and Two-Spirit peoples. We feel violated, but also motivated to continue our work on truth and reconciliation. The RWG is committed to restorative relationships and we feel ever more committed to continuing this work with our colleagues and the public. The gender-based and racialized violence that is normalized in our society hurts all of us.