The Timmins Police Service is today honouring missing and murdered indigenous women… because the national commemoration was yesterday – a Sunday.

The service’s liaison with the indigenous community, Brenda Beaven, spoke to My Timmins Now Dot Com while painting a red dress on the front window of police headquarters.

“The red dress is the symbol that the indigenous community uses to remember their missing and murdered indigenous women and girls,” she explains.

The painting will be up all week.

Beaven says several cases of missing indigenous women are in a continuing open file in Timmins.

“The one case in particular was some years ago and there was a great deal of effort put into trying to locate that particular woman. And there are others.”

Sunday was the national day in honour of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

The finished painting.
(Brenda Beaven, Timmins Police Service)