These are the Shades of Our Sisters.
This exhibit was co-created by the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women to share the memory of their loved ones and what the loss of their life means. Audiences were transported into the grief, laughter and love of these families of Sonya Cywink and Patricia Carpenter; challenging Canadians to realize the injustice of this national tragedy.
It was breathtaking, and heartbreaking at the same time, to see the the families grieve their loved ones and speak of them with such pride and love over and over and over. No matter who came in, their questions were surely answered, their wishes accepted and all were greeted with open arms.
As planned, at 6:30 PM a short ceremony was held where the Shades of Our Sisters leader Laura Ellen Heidenheim and Sofiya Yusypovych introduced the families and singers to the audience. It was an emotional, but extremely important evening for everyone who attended.
You can learn more about the project at http://www.shadesofoursisters.com/#/
Thank you, please see some photos from the evening below:
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