Walking With Our Sisters – Call For Volunteers

Walking With Our Sisters
Exhibit of Moccasin Tops, Edmonton 2013
Call Out for Volunteers: Sept. 7-Oct. 17, 2013:
What it is:
A Commemorative Art Installation for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of  Canada and the United States.
Background:
Although statistics in the  U.S. are not available at present, In Canada, it is estimated that more than 600 Indigenous (Aboriginal) women have gone missing or have been murdered in the last 20 years. Many have vanished without a trace with little to no concern paid by the media, the general public or politicians. This is a travesty of justice.
Community-based Art:
1,600 moccasin tops have been created by just over 1,200 caring and concerned people to create one large collaborative art piece that will be installed for the public in various galleries and sites. They will be installed in a winding path of beaded vamps on cloth over a gallery floor. Viewers will need to remove their shoes to walk over the cloth and walk along the path.
The exhibit is currently booked to tour across Canada and into the United States.
The Missing & Murdered Indigenous (Aboriginal) Women:
This project is about these women, paying respect to their lives and existence on this earth. They are not forgotten. They are sisters, mothers, daughters, cousins, grandmothers. They have been cared for, loved, and they are missing.
When & Where:
The Walking With Our Sisters Exhibit premieres at the Telus Centre’s Atrium at the University of Alberta in  Edmonton , from October 2, 2013 through to October 14, 2013 from 7 am -10 pm, and is open to the public during that time.
We Need You:  
We are looking for volunteers to support this event starting Sept. 7- Oct. 17, 2013. Please fill out the volunteer application form attached to this email and send it to Co-Volunteer-Coordinator, Laura Sterling at:  Laura.Sterling@metischild.com or alternatively you can drop off the form at her office, or you can leave her a voicemail message if you have further questions at (780) 452-6100.
You are always welcome to contact me at amenard@ualberta.ca for further information.
Sincerely,
Andrea Menard
WWOS Planning Committee
Edmonton Chapter

Location: Telus Centre’s Atrium, University of Alberta
Address: 112 street and 87 avenue
Cost: Free

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