Swift Current and surrounding area community members are invited to show their support for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People, through the newly formed Red Dress Awareness Southwest organization.

Red Dress Awareness Southwest member Taneshea Francis, said the non-profit will be hanging red dresses around the community leading up to Red Dress Day on May 5th. This is just one way the new non-profit is showing its support in the southwest.

"We just want to really emphasize that it's to support the families that have been affected as well as the victims and the survivors," she said. "To show them that we care; we haven't forgotten that this vulnerable population is being targeted and neglected in our society."

To honour MMIWG2S, a Red Dress Day Gathering is set for May 4 at the Swift Current Branch Library with a presentation and a beading workshop. 

Residents are encouraged to get involved by displaying red dresses at their businesses and homes, and to join the gathering next weekend. 

More information about the organization and its efforts can be found on their Facebook page, or on the First United Church website