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Red Dresses Demand Inquiry (Gallery)

Red dresses hanging from the trees outside the Caldwell First Nations office in Leamington are a cry for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Liberal MP and Aboriginal Affairs Critic Carolyn Bennett recently viewed the exhibit. She stresses the need for the government to allow the inquiry.

“What was 8% of the homicides 20 years ago is now 23% of the female homicides. This is not acceptable when you look at that aboriginal women make up 4% of the population,” says Bennett, disappointed in the government’s refusal to call the inquiry. “We believe they’re on the wrong side of history.” Read More.