According to an old Anishinaabe teaching, shades are said to be left behind on this earth when a person’s spirit passes to the land of their Ancestors. Created by the Cywink and Carpenter families in 2016, Shades of Our Sisters has grown to include the stories of many brave families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The exhibit is a space to honour and celebrate the lives of MMIWGT2S people and to support their families in their healing journeys, while educating communities about the importance of violence prevention.