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Manitoba monument to honour Indigenous victims of gender-based violence – Sign Media Canada

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202323 Views

January 9, 2023

This spring, the city of Thompson, Man., will erect a new monument to spread awareness and honour the victims of gender-based violence in the Indigenous community.

The project is spearheaded by non-profit organization Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) and its Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Liaison Unit. According to a report from CBC News, it aims to provide the families of the victims with a place to grieve and remember their loved ones.

The monument’s design was created after gathering stories and ideas from families in northern First Nations communities. Produced by architect and lead designer David Thomas, it depicts an Indigenous woman wearing a jingle dress, who is wrapped in a floral shawl and surrounded by northern wildlife. At night, the shawl will be lit to resemble the northern lights.

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