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Thursday, April 23, 2015

A non sewing/sewing day

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. 

Walking with our Sisters

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.

Janet

9 comments:

  1. A tribute that is so touching, and very thought-provoking. I'm sure many shed tears as they saw the tops and what this represented.

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  2. What an amazing tribute Janet,Thankyou for sharing xx

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  3. Lovely tribute. The Highway of Tears is so very saddening. These women and their loved ones are often in our hearts and minds. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Lovely tribute , very touching for sure . It is hard to believe that so many women in this country have gone missing or have been murdered , I hope this new awareness will stop the madness .

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  5. Wow. So much heartache and loss. It's sad to think of all of those families hoping to find their lost daughters/sisters. What a moving tribute in memory of them.

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  6. lovely tribute.... it is very sad to hear that happening...
    Hugz

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  7. Sad post Janet but thank you for sharing. xx

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  8. looks like it will be a moving exhibition. I saw the program you mentioned here.
    We have an indiginous tv station that showcases indigenous peoples of the world and they showed the program. So tragic and horrible that there are no answers for those families.

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