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Red dresses hanging in forests and government meeting spaces; Red hand prints on people’s faces and shirts; photo portraits of grieving family members. They are among the artistic expressions that raise awareness of missing and murdered Native people to the general public. The issue is a touchstone for creative individuals. We’ll talk with artists about what draws them to the issue and what effect they hope to have.
Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan Hidatsa Arikara/Lakota) – multimedia artist
Graci Horne (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota/Hunkpapa Lakota) – multi-disciplinary artist, specializing in painting, print making, puppet making, photography, film, and poetry
Moira Villiard (Anishinaabe/Delaware) – visual artist
Break 1 music: Red Dress (feat. Chantal Kreviazuk) (single) Amanda Rheaume (artist)
Break 2 music: Youth Prayer Chant (song) Spirit Line Collective (artist) Spirit Line: Woven Together For Our Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives (album)