IKEA Canada partners with Indigenous art project

IKEA Canada will host an art installation by The Canadian Library that honours thousands of murdered and missing Indigenous women and children in all its stores. From Sept. 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (“Orange Shirt Day”), through year’s end, each installation will feature one of IKEA’s Billy bookcases filled with books covered in Indigenous-inspired fabric.

Instead of titles, the book spines will note the individual names of missing Indigenous women and children. Customers can learn more about the individuals by scanning an integrated QR code that directs to an online catalogue of stories compiled by volunteers across Canada.