October 4 Declared MMIWG Day in Hinton
During the October 1, 2019, Hinton Town Council Meeting Mayor Michaels proclaimed October 4 as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Day in Hinton (read the full proclamation here).
As a way of marking this memorial day, Red Dresses will be hung along Highway 16 to signify the starting of the Highway of Tears. The Highway of Tears runs from Hinton to Prince George, BC, and is called as such due to the number of indigenous women that have went missing or have been murdered along this highway.
The Friendship Centre, along with support from Hinton Victim Services, AHS, GYPSD and the Hinton RCMP will hold an event in Green Square starting at 4pm, with a supper of Stew and Bannock as well as MMIWG Honouring songs at 5:30 pm, followed by a Community Round Dance.
Learn more about the event on the Friendship Centre facebook page, available here.
Learn more about the REDress Project, an art project inspiring the local event, here.