Red Dress Campaign at Hants East Rural High
Hants East Rural High School students and staff wore red to acknowledge missing and murdered indigenous women, men and children. H.E.R.H. students worked collaboratively with Ms. Hayward, Ms. Tibbitts, and Ms. White to promote this Red Dress Campaign. Students created displays, posters, podcasts, digital stories and biographies. Madison Paul Maloney created a video which was shared with all students. Information was shared on the announcements to raise awareness and to educate the school population about all of the lost lives.
A display of red dresses in the trees outside of the school was impactful and created an opportunity for dialogue at school and in the community. The school's hope was to make it more known. The school also added ties to the Campaign to represent the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Men and boys. Through inquiry-based learning and critical reflection students reached a level of learning that is very real and raw.
To learn more about the campaign please visit: http://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/ ( The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls).