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Indigenous 150+

Nov 1, 2022

Host Janis Qavavauq-Bibeau and guest Jessica Quijano discuss the beginnings of the Iskweu project and the launch of their new podcast. The Iskweu project, launched by the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal aims to raise awareness about Indigenous realities, provide support for families and help reduce and ultimately eradicate the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG2S+). This episode connects the dots between colonization and the current MMIWG2S+ crisis and how society, racist police systems and government inaction are failing people in need. It calls for accountability from professionals, and institutions and provides concrete ideas for how individuals and governments can help create change, and long overdue conditions for healing.

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This episode was developed in the Intro to Digital Storytelling Program led by Good Influence Films in partnership with RBC Emerging Artists Project, Inspirit Foundation and theMastercard Foundation.

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