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The Smithsonian says that 35 red dresses in different shapes and sizes have been hung around the National Museum of the American Indian to memorialize the potentially thousands of Native American women that go missing or are murdered each year.
The installation of empty red dresses outside the museum is part of “The REDress Project,” which aims to bring awareness to the “racialized nature of violent crimes against Native women and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence,” the museum said in a statement to The Hill.
The article goes on to state the following:
Jaime Black, the Canadian-based artist behind the piece, told Smithsonian Magazine that she chose to use red dresses for the installation because she viewed it as the “color of lifeblood — it connects all of us and it is sacred but it is also an allusion to what is happening to our women.”
— The Hill (@thehill) March 20, 2019
Pls RT #USA: The Journey Museum’s Red Dress Exhibit. “One lost sister. One murdered mother. One stolen child should matter to all of us. This isn’t just an Indian issue, nor is it just a woman’s issue. It’s an everyone issue.” Mary Black Bonnet
https://t.co/G85TkyVbZP #MMIW #VAW
— The Pixel Project (@PixelProject) March 14, 2019
— Cathryn Delude (@Cathryn_MD) March 16, 2019
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