May 5, 2024
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Red Dress Day Event – May 5

As Red Dress Day approaches, we invite the public and community to our second come-and-go public community event at the Heritage Centre. This gathering provides an opportunity to reflect on the important topic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People. These learning activities are thoughtfully designed to shed light on our history, bringing truth and awareness.

This event is free of charge. The Government of Saskatchewan’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls+ Community Response Fund generously funds this program.

Date: May 5, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


  1. Red Dress beading with artist Melissa Worme: guided adult/advanced beading will be led from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm; beading for children will be hosted on the hour at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm
  2. Film screening of “If I Go Missing”: a short and poignant film that illuminates the experiences of Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people.
  3. Visit the Place of Reflection: The Place of Reflection is a stone medicine wheel created by artist Lyndon Tootoosis and conceptualized by Lori Whiteman as a place to reflect and honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. It is a place of potential reconciliation and hope for anyone who has experienced loss and grieving and would benefit from a place where they can draw strength and healing from the stone circle.
  4. Reflective Walk of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Map: View Canada from a different perspective, and learn about the far-reaching impacts of MMIWG2S in Canada.

About Melissa Worme

Melissa Worme is a gifted performance artist and Knowledge Keeper from the Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan. Her accomplishments include accreditations in theatre from the Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre Company and the Nightwind Theatre. Within her family and community, Melissa is a respected Nehiyaw (Plains Cree) woman.

She has gained recognition for her talents as a speaker, storyteller, singer, bead worker, Regalia designer and seamstress. Melissa is also an active Fancy Shawl Dancer whose pride in her heritage is evident in the regalia she carries. The knowledge she shares helps to illuminate the love of her culture and people.

Through her advocacy, Melissa hopes to inspire her children, family, and community to proudly carry on the traditions of their ancestors.

To learn more about the Place of Reflection: