Walking With Our Sisters: A Healing Journey in Unfinished Moccasins
The exhibit touring Canada and the U.S. brings attention to the lives and stories of hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Moccasin vamps by Arlene Piddington are part of a touring exhibit that aims to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women #MMIW.
All images courtesy of Walking With Our Sisters
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Entering the room, the only space for walking is the path before you. There’s the feel on your bare feet of cedar and sage, which lie beneath the red cloth covering the floor, and your walkway is lined with 1,725 pairs of moccasin vamps that carry the comforting smells of sweetgrass and smudge.
Little else is in the room, except the prayers that went into each pair of unfinished moccasins for our missing and murdered Indigenous sisters, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, wives and aunts.
This display is more than an art exhibit. It is ceremony. And it is called Walking With Our Sisters.