May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women & Girls. It is widely recognized as Red Dress Day, a day to recognize, honour and raise awareness about this national tragedy. It is an aesthetic response to the more than 1000 missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in Canada.
If you need emotional support related to missing or murdered Indigenous women, girls, or #2SLGBTQQIA+ people, help is available. Call the toll-free 24/7 support line at 1-844-413-6649 to speak to a counsellor. #MMIWG