A day to “provide an opportunity for everyone in Canada to recognize, learn about, and celebrate the importance of Indigenous traditions and expressions of culture.” (Senator Mary Jane McCallum)
Young student Isabella Kulak was shamed for proudly wearing a ribbon skirt during a formal school event in Saskatchewan in 2021. Senator Mary Jane McCallum subsequently put forward a bill to recognize National Ribbon Skirt Day, and January 4, 2023 marks the first one.
- National Ribbon Skirt Day bill passed, to be celebrated on Jan. 4 (CBC Indigenous, December 23, 2022)
- The Power of One: Isabella Kulak (Kci-Niwesq, NWAC, March 2021)
- Understanding history, protocol important for allies who want to wear ribbon skirts: Advocates (CBC Indigenous, January 4, 2023)
Image source: NWAC facebook