The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is committed to the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. For years, staff have been traveling the country to raise awareness of this epidemic and the impact it is having on all First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.
NWAC’s Faceless Doll Project was launched in March 2012 and Community Engagement Workshops were held across the country (funded by the Status of Women Canada). Community members were invited to come and hear the Faceless Doll story and create their very own doll for inclusion in this commemorative art project. The NWAC Faceless Doll Project is now complete and the NWAC Faceless Dolls Traveling Exhibit was launched on National Aboriginal Day (June 21, 2013) in Ottawa.
The Grade 12 Visual Arts students at Yellowquill University College have created their own Faceless Dolls to honour the memory of the many Indigenous women and girls that are missing or have been murdered in Canada.