Red Dress Campaign at Nusdeh Yoh
Prince George, B.C. – Students and staff at Prince George’s lone First Nations school, Nusdeh Yoh, took some time to discuss the importance of the Red Dress Campaign Tuesday.
Its goal is to remember the more than 1,200 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.
The school marked the occasion by putting red dresses on all of the school’s doors.
“To remember them and to talk about it and just to try and have discussion so that our youth are well aware of what’s happening,” says principal Pam Spooner.
“So then hopefully in the future they can learn something to prevent them from heading down the same path or to be more aware, to be alert and to be more safe.”
She says statistics show that the women who overcome their circumstances had one person in their life that believed in them.
“And it’s usually some kind of an educator or someone very important in their life that tells them they care and matter.”