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BLOOD TRIBE MMIWG MAY 5TH, NATIONAL DAY OF AWARENESS – IN SOLIDARITY
The Kainai Wellness Centre will be hosting two COVID-19 Safe Events on the Blood Reserve on May 5 and 8, 2021, to commemorate and honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Men and Boys, and LGBTQ2SI members from the Blood Tribe. This event is in solidarity with other local, municipal, provincial and national projects.
Activities include a COVID-19 Safe Walk, from Wellness Building to Red Crow Park in Standoff at 10:00am on May 5, 2021. Red garments will be hung at Red Crow Park, along with an MMIWG banner and posters to ignite the urgency for change increase publicity of the devastating statistics. The event will wrap up at 2:00pm.
The May 8, 2021 event will start at 9:00am, and will include the families, invited elders and drummers, and staff of BTDH walking from the four directions on the main highways to Red Crow Park. This is in part and parcel to heal the land along with help heal our members’ spirits affected by colonial policies, practices and foreign tactics to eradicate the “Indian in the child”.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
• Dana Wells-Durocher, Wellness Program, MMIWG & IRS Worker – 403.737-3883 (office)
• Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox, Wellness Program, Director – 403.737.3883 (office)