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Walking With Our Sisters honours MMIWG in Saskatchewan with final ceremony –

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2019129 Views

The touring installation of over 2,000 moccasin vamps commemorating the lives of Indigenous women and girls is concluding in Batoche on Sunday.

BATOCHE, Sask. — As Christi Belcourt traces a path through a narrow corridor of trees, she doesn’t walk alone.

The stretch of red fabric she follows carries the memories of thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, represented by pairs of moccasin vamps carefully laid down in rows as the trail snakes toward the banks of the South Saskatchewan River.

Belcourt is an organizer of Walking With Our Sisters, an art installation of more than 2,000 vamps, or tops, meant to commemorate and honour the lives of Indigenous women and girls, but also men and boys, Two Spirit and transgender people.

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