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VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH - Red Dresses on Bare Trees, by Michael Hankard, Ph.D. & Elder Joyce Dillen

Congratulations Professor Hankard, of the University of Sudbury Indigenous Studies Department, on this upcoming virtual book launch!

Red Dresses on Bare Trees. Stories and Reflections on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Michael Hankard, Ph.D. & Elder Joyce Dillen
J.Charlton Publishing Ltd.

MONDAY January 18, 2021
2:00 p.m. EST

On Zoom (Click here to access the Zoom site
Meeting ID: 844-3755-1072
Passcode: 193929

This book deals with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, an extremely painful topic—one that we struggled at times to write or think about, and it raises some painful memories and feelings, not only for us but particularly those whose stories and reflections are within it.

Included are essays and reflections by both men and women, because it seeks to help bring balance to our collective, equally important and unique, roles and responsibilities. It hopes to incorporate Indigenous knowledge principles about relationships and love in the hope that we can begin to emulate and live our lives in balance. In this circle, we begin in the eastern direction with respect—seeing someone from all sides, and having ‘1,000 cups of tea’ with them; moving into time in the south where we must physically, mentally and spiritually sit and spend time with someone; then to empathy or feeling in the west where our connection to a person is strong enough so we hurt when they are hurting; then finally, into the gift of movement, where caring behaviour in the northern direction drives us to actually do something about it.


Clicking the image below will open a PDF version. 

Book launch poster with the info included in the above web article, as well as a photo of an inukshuk on a rocky shore, and the book cover showing a painting of a red dress hovering on a night sky.

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