Today I attended the Walking with our Sisters exhibit that is in Whitehorse right now. This is an exhibit of hundreds of moccasin vamps, created in memory of the hundreds (some reports say more than 1000) of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. The slipper tops are not attached to the rest of the slipper to represent unfinished lives.
photo taken from this CBC website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/moccasin-tops-honour-missing-slain-women-in-new-art-exhibit-1.2582162
Very moving. Very overwhelming. Gorgeous sewing. Please check out the links to learn more.
I also watched the movie Highway of Tears which is about young women who have been murdered or have disappeared on a stretch of highway in British Colombia. Many of these women are aboriginal and most of them are young women – even teenagers. http://globalnews.ca/news/1811819/a-list-of-the-victims-along-b-c-s-highway-of-tears/
You may wonder why I am posting about this. I hope you will read some of the articles, find out more about this, carry prayers and love for these women and their families in a small area of your heart. The world is slowly changing I hope. Life is getting better for some women in some parts of the world. But in a “civilized” country like Canada we should be concerned that so many aboriginal women are murdered or missing. We should know about and care about all the women who are victimized.
Thanks for reading.