OUR WOMEN NOW
by Grandmother's Voice
Our Women Now- Is a Campaign Hosted by Grandmothers Voice in the Region of Halton, Ontario
This campaign is our communities response to the 231 Calls for Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. It is an Indigenous Women-Led initiative that brings together our community by providing red dresses in the foyers and main entrances of public and private service spaces. Accompanied by a poster and information and QR Code, the dress remains displayed until From Oct 4th - November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
2021 Our Women Now Campaign at Crawford Lake-Conservation Halton-Details below in links
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The REDress Project
AN AESTHETIC RESPONSE TO THE MORE THAN 1000 MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA.
The REDress Project focuses on the issue of missing or murdered Indigenous women across Canada. It is an installation art project based on an aesthetic response to this critical national issue. The project has been installed in public spaces throughout Canada and the United States as a visual reminder of the staggering number of women who are no longer with us. Through the installation I hope to draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Aboriginal women and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence.
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Grandmother's Voice would like to acknowledge the group of women in the Halton Region WHAM, who have been advocating for the voices and lives of Indigenous Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse relatives. We appreciate you and your love.
Grandmothers are the original Earth Walkers who guide, direct, model, and protect culture for the coming faces. Grandmothers have preserved the core principles of peace, power and righteousness. They strengthen communities and nations through reclaiming identity, rebuilding relationships and remembering our Original Instructions. Resurgence in Indigenous Ways of Knowing is our pathway to healing as a community and nation. Reclaiming, restoring culture, land, language, holistic health and well-being is the pathway to self-determination.
Grandmothers Voice is a body of unified Indigenous people creating a safe, secure community that advances education, knowledge, understanding of Indigenous cultures and practices. All individuals, corporations, organizations in public, private and non-profit sectors are welcome to stand shoulder to shoulder with Indigenous Peoples. It is by sharing the knowledge of the Ancestors and their offerings that we discover a new kind of HOPE.
HOPE - How our People Educate is through our Hands Out-reaching Peoples Equity. This serves not only the Original People of our Nation but assists all people and contributes to the self-determination of Indigenous people’s path to the Good Life.
Renewed and ongoing support for families of MMIWG2SLGTQI people
Here is a national, toll-free 24/7 crisis call line providing mental health support for anyone who requires emotional assistance related to missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people. For assistance, call 1-844-413-6649. Supports are also available through the MMIWG2S+ health and cultural support services. Support could include professional counselling with a focus on healing, emotional supports such as listening and referrals to additional services, and culturally specific help centred around traditional healing methods and Elder services.