Walking With Our Sisters

Walking With Our Sisters in a commemorative art installation for missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. The website states:

It is estimated that 600+ native women in Canada have gone missing or have been murdered in the last 20 years. Many have vanished without a trace with little to no concern paid by the media, the general public or politicians. This is a travesty of justice.

600+ moccasin tops are being created by hundreds of caring and concerned people to create one large collaborative art piece that will be installed for the public in various galleries and sites across Canada. They will be installed in a winding path of beaded vamps on cloth over a gallery floor. Viewers would need to remove their shoes to walk over the cloth and walk along beside the path.

The initiative was started by Métis artist Christi Belcourt.

Resources: Walking With Our Sisters Website; Christi Belcourt’s Website

URL:

http://walkingwithoursisters.ca/ 

http://www.christibelcourt.com/WalkingWithOurSistersABOUT.html

 

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