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Red Shawl Campaign exhibition opens at Saint John Free Public Library

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Oct 15, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John

A University of New Brunswick student-led educational exhibition “Red Shawl Campaign: Honouring Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” will open on Oct. 15 at the Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square.

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

The project will be officially opened on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 3:30 p.m. by UNB’sPiluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President Indigenous Engagement) Amanda Reid 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 Dr. Debra Lindsay, chair of UNB Saint John’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 says. “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. More events are taking place across New Brunswick during October.

Media contact: Fiona Hendrie