THE 2020 AWAKENING BILLINGS
The REDress Project Exhibit
The Skypoint, Billings, MT
October 4-18, 2020
Hosted by Zonta Club of Billings and Missing and Murdered Indigenous People - MMIP and The Montana Native Women's Coalition
THE 2020 AWAKENING BILLINGS HOME INDIGENOUS FILMS & FILMMAKER'S PANEL ROBERT HALL/BLOOD QUANTUM MMIP COMMUNITY GATHERING SEEING PATTERNS EXHIBITION COMMUNITY GROVE INTERTRIBAL COMMUNITY PARK RELATED EVENTS PARTNERS & PRESENTERS
From the artist Jaime Black:
AN AESTHETIC RESPONSE TO THE MORE THAN 1000 MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA.The REDress Project focuses around the issue of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. It is an installation art project based on an aesthetic response to this critical national issue. The project has been installed in public spaces throughout Canada and the United States as a visual reminder of the staggering number of women who are no longer with us. Through the installation I hope to draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Aboriginal women and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence.
Most recent at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, 2019, this exhibit by multidisciplinary artist Jaime Black, who is of mixed Anishinaabe and Finnish decent, will hang from from The Skiypoint in downtown Billings, Montana. Hosted by the Zonta Club of Billings and Missing and Murdered Indigenous People - MMIP, who partnered with many community leaders and organizations to bring his event to Billings, the exhibition builds on the success of past MMIP events such as the 2019 MMIW March and the Line the Rims in Red. Murdered and Missing Indigenous People (MMIP) is a cause that has gained awareness in Montana and across the country in the last few years. However, there is still much work to be done. We, as a community of Natives and Native advocates, are continuing to raise awareness on this important issue, so that we can STOP the murder and disappearance of our Native brothers and sisters.
Watch the video on YouTube of this exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian