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Walking With Our Sisters

Walking With Our Sisters

Christi Belcourt


Turtle Island/Canada

Community-based project and exhibition

Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) is a large community-based commemorative project and traveling exhibition that is a memorial ceremony to honour murdered and missing Indigenous women and their families. It includes 1810 pairs of moccasin vamps (tops) plus 118 pairs of children’s vamps created and donated by individuals who aim to draw attention to this issue through this participatory ceremony-exhibition. Each pair of moccasin tops are intentionally left unsewn to represent the unfinished lives of the women and girls. The focus is on the celebration of the lives of these women and girls and the power of collective action rather than despair faced by their families.

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