Dress made by Metis artist symbolizes MMIWG

By Miranda Leybourne  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter When Metis artist and student Amelia Rempel designed a dress representing missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, she couldn’t help but imagine how she would feel if someone she loved met the same fate. For her first-year project, worth 100 per cent of her grade at the University of the Arts London Wimbledon in the United Kingdom, where Rempel is studying costume for theatre and screen design, she created a dress imprinted with news articles about murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). The dress was topped with a red scarf showing a list of some of the names of women and girls who have been lost. “There is red around her mouth, her neck and her arms, covered in the…

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