Red cut-outs aim to bring attention to missing and murdered aboriginal women issue

Global News

Life sized red cut-outs around the city are designed to make passers-by think about missing and murdered aboriginal women.

The dozen silhouettes are part of an interactive art installation, where residents are encouraged to tear off a handout with background information.

Organizers chose locations based on foot traffic, and also their symbolic meaning.

“Here outside the courthouse for example,” said Chelsea Taylor who was setting up the art. “We did have one at city hall. This is a decision where every level of government, and decision makers are consistently failing indigenous communities.”

The handouts also provide details on a special vigil being held tomorrow at noon in Dewdney Park.

The vigil comes ahead of the national round table on missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Saskatchewan will be represented by our justice minister.

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