She lights the way
Mount Allison held a community gathering and vigil in response to the National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and LGBTQIIA2S this fall.
A commemorative artwork by Mi’kmaq artist Pauline Young was unveiled as part of the event. She Lights the Way, a stained-glass red dress, will be on display in the Wallace McCain Student Centre as a memorial to Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The artwork and campus event were asupported by the federal Department for Women and Gender Equality’s Commemoration Fund to honour the lives and legacies of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, including LGBTQ and Two Spirit people. Just over 100 survivor, community, and family-led projects received federal support across Canada as part of the MMIWG National Inquiry.
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Top photo: Mount Allison University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau, Vice-President, Student and International Affairs Kim Meade, artist Pauline Young, and Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research Dr. Jeff Ollerhead.
Photo right: Owens Art Gallery Director and Curator Emily Falvey, Mi'kmaq artist Pauline Young, and University Indigenous Affairs Co-ordinator Patty Musgrave-Quinn unveil the commemorative artwork, She Lights the Way, completed by Young, at the University's Oct. 1 vigil for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.