Faceless Dolls bring awareness to missing, murdered aboriginal women
Project draws attention to missing and murdered aboriginal women
A number of faceless dolls will soon be appearing in the education building at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
They're part of a project that is bringing attention to cases of murdered and missing aboriginal women in Saskatchewan.
The "Faceless Dolls Project" allows students to take part in workshops to design their own faceless dolls. After, they'll be put on display in the halls of the school.
Local families of missing women will be brought in to share their stories with students.
"You know, you can pick up a brochure and read the statistics but it's something totally different to bring in somebody that's going to be explaining what had happened to them or how they're dealing with it," said Jennifer McGillis with the Aboriginal Student Center.
Organizers say it's crucial to hear from the families affected.
The RCMP reports there have been more than 1,800 murdered and missing Aboriginal women cases filed in the past 30 years.