What Is Red Dress Day?

          What Is Red Dress Day?

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May 5, 2024 Red Dress Day ~ Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.

Red Dress Day on May 5th of each year is not to be confused with National Wear Red Day.

National Wear Red Day is a day in February when many people wear red to show their support for the awareness of heart disease. In the US In the US, National Wear Red Day occurs on the first Friday in February each year.

What is Red Dress Day? How MMIWG2S+ are Honoured on May 5, 2024

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“No More Missing Sisters”

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“Red Dress Day is s an annual event held by the REDress Project in memory of the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls across Canada.”1

The President of the USA proclaims May 5, 2024, as Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.



A Resource for Kids: 

Indigenous Mental Health
A Culturally Informed Systematic Review of Mental Health Disparities Among Adult Indigenous Men and Women of the USA: 
Increasing Culturally Responsive Care and Mental Health Equity


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