Faceless Dolls Workshop Oct. 3 to raise public awareness of missing and murdered aboriginal women

A student-led initiative at Niagara College aims to create 1,200 faceless dolls to honour the memory of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

A workshop will be held on Monday, October 3 at the Welland Campus of Niagara College in the foyer at the main entrance from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. where participants can build a faceless doll which will be sent on to Ottawa for display at the Native Women Association of Canada headquarters.

The event is being organized by second year International Business Program student Alkiie-Babe Froman, a 25-year-old Welland resident who comes from Six Nations Reserve – with support from the college’s Indigenous Education staff members.

“Even though Prime Minister Trudeau and the government have been very supportive of the inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, it is still very important to keep the issue before the public so more people can be aware of the impact of these losses throughout the aboriginal communities,” said Froman, who is organizing this event for the second year. “It is vital we continue this important tradition.”

In addition to the workshop where participants can construct their own dolls, information will be on display to increase awareness of issues impacting First Nations women.

What: Faceless Dolls Workshop
When: Monday, October 3, 2016, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Welland Campus, Niagara College, main entrance foyer




Susan McConnell
Media Relations Advisor
Niagara College
905.641.2252 x 4330