Six hundred empty red dresses fluttered in the breeze against the white backdrop of freshly fallen snow, a stunning metaphor for the missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. The REDdress project was conceived by Jaime Black, a Métis artist from Winnipeg to "to draw attention to, and create space for dialogue around, the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Aboriginal women."

The installation has toured campuses around Canada, and this year University of Alberta organizers Andrea Menard and Pippa Feinstein have brought the installation to Edmonton in time for International Women's Day on March 8th. You can see the work until March 9 at UofA campuses around the city.