the healing dance"The red jingle dress honours missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and brings awareness to the violent epidemic happening within Canada and the United States. The jingle dress was originally made by an Ojibwe medicine man for his granddaughter who was sick with the Spanish flu during the 1918 pandemic. It came to him in a vision that told him that if she danced in the dress she would be healed, and she was. Over 100 years later, jingle dress dancers have been coming together to dance, pray, and spread healing."

Emily Kewageshig's exhibition is on view at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery now until October 17, 2020.

source: Artefacts, Tom Thomson Art Gallery newsletter