Red is the colour of life, blood, love and violence, and each of the 80 empty red dresses that have been hanging at the University of Regina campus symbolizes one of the hundreds of missing or murdered aboriginal women in Canada.
There are an estimated 600 cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women in the country dating back 20 years. For Winnipeg based Métis artist Jamie Black, it’s an issue that gets swept under the table all too often, which is why she was inspired to create the Red Dress Project.
Update: Mary Scarlett has been found since this story was posted.
Saskatoon police are looking for a missing 57-year-old woman.
Mary Scarlett was last seen leaving her home in the 400 block of Avenue B North around 10:40 a.m. Thursday.
Police said she left to run and errand but never returned home. Scarlett has not contacted any family members.
She is described as First Nations, five-foot-four tall, tall with a heavy-set build, shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a turquoise winter coat and blue jeans.
Three months after her daughter went missing the mother of Regina woman Richele Bear isn't giving up hope to find her.
The 23-year-old was last seen on August 7 on the 10 block of Retallack Street. Her mother Michele, along with other family members have held two walks and put posters up around the North Central neighbourhood to raise awareness about her case.
"Richele was a very well-respected, very-well known, very well- loved member of the community in North Central," Michele said in an interview about her daughter this week.
Emotions were high as people came together at the Gathering Place in Regina on Wednesday to talk about change in the wake of recent violence in the community.
The Regina Treaty Status Indian Services invited leaders of local First Nations, community groups and the Regina Police Service (RPS) to come together to learn from and discuss violence happening in Regina.
It didn't take long for the RCMP to find a man who went missing after he left Regina Monday night heading for Davidson.
The Mounties were looking for help from the public on Tuesday after 80-year-old Frank Regal of Fort Qu'Appelle failed to meet up with his family in Davidson.
An update shortly after that alert went out stated that Regal had been located, safe and sound.
UPDATE: As of 5:22 p.m. Sunday, Kamsack RCMP have located Tasha Genaille.
Regina police have found a teenager that had gone missing without her medication.
Jesse Bryant, 15 was reported missing last Thursday. She had last been seen at a family member’s house in east Regina. Police were aware that she has a history as a runaway, but were concerned that she had left medication behind.
Her family was worried about her well-being but police report that Bryant was healthy when she was found. She was returned home.
The man wanted in a Canada-wide search warrant is headed back to prison.
49 year old Mitchell Lawrence Sasakamoose took off from his home in Regina's Heritage neighbourhood this summer. He had moved there a month prior, prompting police to warn the public about his history of violent behavior and substance abuse.
At the time, he was under a long-term parole order. After failing to return to his home on July 3, police issued a nation-wide warrant for his arrest.
A Saskatchewan family is relieved after their missing grandmother showed up safe and sound.
"Words don't even explain how happy our family is right now. It's feels so good to know she's OK," said Tya Matchett, the granddaughter of Tina Walters.
Walters, 70, has dementia and went missing from the Outlook hospital on Monday night.
Matchett, said the entire family was sick with worry.
"We couldn't even sleep all night. We were looking all day. We were bawling ... she's a grandma, great-grandma, a mom," Matchett said.
A teenage girl reported missing in Regina on Tuesday has been found safe in Pelican Narrows.
16-year-old Clarissa Custer was last seen leaving her home in Regina on Monday afternoon. Police put out the call to find her because she was new to the city and they believed she left home with no money.
She managed to make it up north and was located safely by RCMP in Pelican Narrows on Thursday night.
Pelican Narrows is close to 700 kilometers north of Regina or about an eight hour drive according to Google.