Red Dress Day at Calgary Public Library

Red Dress Day is May 5

Red Dress Day will be recognized at all Library locations from April 24 – May 5, with displays designed by Livia Manywounds, a Blackfoot designer, artist, communications specialist, and owner and founder of Dancing Storm Designs. Her designs have been featured at 2022 Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto, 2023 Indigenous Fashion Week Vancouver, and National Women’s Show 2024.

Some First Nations believe that the colour red is the only colour that spirits can see. Red is used so that the souls of those who have been lost can be with us. A red hand over the mouth represents the silenced voices of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit+ people.