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Red Shawl Campaign exhibition opens at Saint John Free Public Library

Author: Communications Office

Posted on Oct 16, 2019

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A University of New Brunswick student-led educational exhibition “Red Shawl Campaign: Honouring Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” has opened at the Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square.

The exhibition has been organized by a second-year undergraduate class of education and history students with the aim of creating awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women in New Brunswick and across Canada.

The project was officially opened on Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. by UNB’s Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President Indigenous Engagement) Amanda Reid Rogers and Kcihcihtuwihut (Knowledge Keeper) Ramona Nicholas.

Included in the exhibition are academic resources, a selection of books, posters and visuals curated by the second-year students.

Assisting the class in their efforts is Professor Debra Lindsay from UNB’s history and politics department. “These students have taken the challenge presented to all of us in the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report,” she explains. “They are sharing their findings on this very important issue.”

The exhibition “Red Shawl Campaign: Honoring Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” is open to visit between Oct. 15 - 18 in the Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square.

Further information on the Red Shawl Campaign can be found at Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre.

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