BY KYLE JOHNSTON

The REDress project aims to shed light on cases of murdered and missing Aboriginal women across Canada, and now it’s come to Sheridan.

On Monday February 8th the new Sheridan Indigenous Alliance stadressfeat2rted displaying red dresses around the Sheridan campuses. The visual symbol of the red dress has caught the attention of both students and faculty, creating a conversation about an often ignored topic.

The new Liberal government has promised a national inquiry, estimated to cost around $40 million, to investigate this growing social problem in Canada. Watch the video below to hear from the Sheridan Indigenous Alliance as well as Paula Laing, the Aboriginal Initiatives Coordinator at Sheridan College, on what they hope to achieve during Red Dress Awareness week.