UNB's Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre hosts Red Shawl Campaign

The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB is hosting several event this week to bring awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women and their families.

The third annual Red Shawl Campaign serves to bring the community together, while also providing comfort and support to victim's families.

Among the events are the opening of the Red Shawl Exhibit, the Red Shawl Healing Walk at City Hall, and the Atlantic Ballet Company's "Ghosts of Violence" ballet.

Red shawls are given to growing young women as a symbol of protection; the colour, red, represents the heart and its ability to love and embrace all people.

Below is a full schedule of Red Shawl Campaign events being presented by UNB's Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre:

Tuesday, Oct. 10
10 a.m. - Opening of the Red Shawl Exhibit and ceremony with Elder Imelda Perley, Alumni Memorial Building, UNB
11 a.m. - Red Shawl Panel with Elders, Alumni Memorial Building, UNB
6:30 p.m. - Red Shawl Ballet, Ghosts of Violence, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, Fredericton Playhouse

Wednesday, Oct. 11
1:30 p.m. - Red Shawl Academic and Activist Panel, Alumni Memorial Building, UNB
7 p.m. - Film screening of Taken with Lisa Meeches, Marshall d'Avray Hall, UNB

Thursday, Oct. 12
9 a.m. - Red Shawl Youth Day, Marshall d'Avray Hall, UNB
7 p.m. - Red Shawl Vigil, Alumni Memorial Building, UNB

Friday, Oct. 13
11 a.m. - Red Shawl Healing Walk, City Hall