Across Ontario National Red Dress Day marked in Hamilton with a display of dresses and women missing

The Indigenous Relations team together with staff from Hamilton’s public library collaborated to create a Red Dress exhibit, and to host a ceremony in honour of the Missing and Murdered. Red dresses and the stories of missing women were hung as part of Hamilton’s Red Dress exhibit . (Photo by Lisa Iesse)

By Lisa Eisse Writer HAMILTON – From the entrance area of the library, the pathway begins. On the wall is a photo of Helen Gillings, a 19-year-old young Indigenous woman who lived in Hamilton.  Her story appears on the poster. On Friday February 17, 1995, she was found in an alley near 483 King Street East in Hamilton. She had been strangled and her naked body was pushed under an overturned couch in the alley. You take another step along the pathway and sadly find another story . “Evaline Cameron, 19, was known for getting good grades and her sparkling sense of humour. On Oct. 19, 1995, she was found dead on Wabaseemoong First Nation in Ontario. She She had gone missing two days earlier after going to a house…

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