The Walking with our Sisters commemorative art installation, to honour the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls of Canada, as well as children who did not return from the residential schools, will be in Sudbury early in the new year, at a specially designed space in the Laurentian University McEwen School of Architecture, Elm Street in downtown Sudbury. The opening ceremony is January 7, and the installation will be open for ten days. All are welcome. The project began with a call for people to make moccasin vamps, to represent the missing woman, and the collection has grown to over 1700 pairs of vamps. The project is designed to honour, remember, and care for the missing women, and confirm to their families that they are not forgotten.
More information about the project can be found at walkingwithoursisters.ca/. The installation has travelled across Canada since its inception in 2012; it was most recently at Six Nations, and following the Sudbury installation will travel to Timmins. If you would like more information about the Sudbury installation, there is a Facebook page for the Sudbury group, Walking With Our Sisters Sudbury - M'nidoo Kweok Gathering 2018, and the contacts are Dana Hickey and Brenda Cavalin at mnidookweok.wwos.@gmail.com.