A group of men walking down the road in high heels isn’t something you see every day.
On Thursday, the Blood Tribe saw its annual “Walk in Her Shoes” event in Stand Off, Alta., inviting members of the community, Blood Tribe Police Service (BTPS) and EMS to ditch their work boots for some more fashionable footwear.
The event is organized by the Kainai Women’s Wellness Lodge, as a lighthearted way to address the serious issue of domestic violence. Similar events have been held across the country for a number of years.
According to Doris Lowhorn, senior manager at the facility, they see around 300 women and close to 100 children seek help from them each year.