The Waniskahtan Exhibit is designed to educate and create greater awareness about the high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG), and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and 2-Spirit (LGBTQ2S), in order to commemorate them and to prevent future occurrences.
We must honour those missing and taken from this earth too soon by acknowledging the current situation, addressing the causes, and waking up to take inspired action to ensure that Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA live free from violence.
What is the main purpose for this project?
The main goal of this project is to raise greater awareness of, and to educate Canadians on the human rights issues currently afflicting Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA across Canada today.
The exhibition will help people to honour lives lost, increase awareness of the issues that put them at risk, address male violence, and promote actions to protect everyone. This includes encouraging all those who view the exhibition to make a personal commitment to stand up against violence and promote peace.
Date: September 27 to October 8