A Significant Gift on Red Dress Day

Red Dress presented to Chinook Winds Region

Red Dress Day on May 5, 2021 was marked in Chinook Winds Region by several events including an online Town Hall. On Red Dress Day, we commemorate the lives of Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit who have been lost in our community.

During the Online Town Hall, Chinook Winds Indigenous Lead Tony Snow presented to the Region a Red Jingle Dress that was designed and created by Teresa Snow, Morley, AB. She created the dress to memorialize her friend that went missing but also for all the women who have gone missing or were murdered. Tony said the dress will be brought out at special commemorations, workshops and “when we need to talk about the power of women within our community and especially within the church.”  

 Executive Minister Treena Duncan accepted the gift on behalf of Chinook Winds Region: “I accept this gift with gratitude appreciation, and humility. I definitely offer a commitment to continued ongoing partnership work with indigenous ministry and ongoing work for reconciliation and responding to the calls to the Church. I thank you very much for this honour.”
     If you missed the Red Dress Day Town Hall, a joint session between Chinook Winds and Pacific Mountain Regions, you’ll find a recording on the Chinook Winds YouTube Channel.