Image credit: Keegan Haze Photography; and the co-founder: Clelijha Currie-Courtright (2nd from the left).
Walk a Mile in a Ribbon Skirt is an annual event intended to teach and share the rich history behind the ribbon skirt as a symbol of strength, feminism, and survival. Each year, the event invites people to learn about, understand, and help stop the prejudices Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people face when they wear them in urban places.
Community sponsors and event organizers include the Hate to Hope Campaign, Stolen Sisters & Brother Action Movement, and Samson Cree Nation (Men's and Women's Advisory Committees). Samson Native Gallery, and West Edmonton Mall.
2022's Walk a Mile in a Ribbon Skirt Master of Ceremonies was Ashley Callingbull-Rabbit. Ashley shared her family and community story on ribbon skirts and their importance during the event.
Other ways to participate:
My Ribbon Skirt Challenge
Get involved in the online campaign too, it's simple! Share videos of your ribbon skirt on social media using #YEGMyRibbonSkirt.