Faceless Dolls Project for missing Aboriginal Women

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Faceless Dolls Project for missing Aboriginal Women

Time: March 19, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: St. John's Native Friendship Centre
Street: 716 Water Street
City/Town: St. John's, Newfoundland
Phone: (709) 728-8384
Event Type: the, faceless, dolls, project
Organized By: St. John's Native Friendship Centre
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2013

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Faceless Dolls Project for missing Aboriginal Women
On March 19th, 7pm the St. John's Native friendship Centre is launching the Faceless Dolls Project.

This project was originally launched by the Native Women's Association of Canada, involving the creation of a faceless felt doll in memory of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. To date the NWAC has documented 700 cases and speculates there are many more.

In meeting the NWAC's challenge to carry forth the Faceless Dolls Project, The St. John's Native Friendship Centre has adapted it to suit our unique population demographics, and seeks to recognize all victimized women and children of Newfoundland and Labrador, the most vulnerable members of our society, who are missing or have been found murdered.

We invite you to come out and hear the Faceless dolls story and create your own doll prior to the launch or at the workshop.

We have had a great deal of assistance from equality seeking groups in collecting the names of our local cases of missing and murdered NL women and children. To date we have 60 cases, 2 of which date back to the 1930's. In discovering the pre-confederate cases we are called to mind just how many women and children we may be missing in memory. For this reason we have appealed to the public to share their personal stories of loss so that we systematically document as many cases as possible. Any assistance that could be given to us from your organization would be greatly appreciated.

All doll making materials can be provided to your organization. I can be reached at LCampbell@sjnfc.com<mailto:LCampbell@sjnfc.com> or 728-8384 for more information.

"In making these dolls, we remember that a beautiful woman and child is represented by every number shared, that each violent statistic tells a story."-Jennifer Lourdes, NWAC

Lori-Ann Campbell
Aboriginal Women's Violence Prevention Coordinator
St. John's Native Friendship Centre
(709) 728-8384

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