I think it's very much a healing project for everyone and I'm completely humbled by the response that we're getting. You can really see that people are connecting to this issue.
—Jennifer Lord, Native Women's Association of Canada
The Faceless Dolls Project is a visual representation of the
582 known cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in
Through the project, The Native Women's Association of Canada is offering creative way to bring attention to the issue of murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada.
Participants gathered at the KeKiNan Centre, in Winnipeg, for a workshop on April 17 to create their dolls out of coloured felt, feathers and more.
Joyce Gordon wanted to be a part of the project because she has friends and family members who are missing. She even went to B.C. to see Robert William Pickton's farm for herself.
"I went there and I held on to the fence there and that's the first time I broke down and cried a lot. It really, really hit me hard. When I came back home I said I gotta do something to make Aboriginals more aware, safety-wise."