Broadcloth Offerings for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirited peoples

Aboriginal Students

February 07, 2018

Ever wonder what the coloured pieces of cloth around campus represent?

Black, yellow, red and white represents the four colours or the medicinal wheel. The circle represents the balance of life, then becomes an understanding if one’s spirituality. 

The broadcloth (pictured above together as a prayer tie) is used as a sacred offering in remembrance and prayers for women and peoples who were taken too soon. 

We stand in solidarity with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two Spirited peoples (MMIWG2S).

You will see these broadcloth prayer ties around SFU’s Burnaby campus taped on the walls.

Please do not remove these as they are the property of the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) and First Nations Student Association (FNSA).  

A march organized by members of First Nations Student Association for MMIWG2S will be held Friday February 9th at 1:30 pm meeting in the AQ 3004. 

All students, faculty, staff and guests of SFU welcome. 

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