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2013 - RCMP released "Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Overview"

January 2, 2013

The Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Overview document is a 22-page report that summarizes and guides Canadian Police operational decision-making on more targeted crime prevention, better community engagement and enhanced accountability for criminal investigations, as well as assists operational planning from the detachment to national level. It is also an ongoing hashtag (#MMIW / #MMIWG / #MMIWG2S ) that activists and Indigenous people use to share news, developments, and cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two spirit people.

#NoMoreStolenSisters is a campaign spearheaded by Amnesty International, that promotes justice and action to combat violence against Indigenous women, girls and two spirit people.  The campaign operates in many countries, and the website www.amnesty.ca  has many resources for education and activism.

 

 

Walking with our sisters : A commemorative art installation to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the United States; to acknowledge the grief and torment families of these women continue to suffer; and to raise awareness of this issue and create opportunity for broad community-based dialogue on the issue. Each pair of moccasin tops are intentionally not sewn into moccasins to represent the unfinished lives of the women and girls.

 

 

 

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Jingle Dancer, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying Hwa Hu. 

"The affirming story of how a contemporary Native girl turns to her family and community to help her dance find a voice. Jenna loves the tradition of jingle dancing that has been shared by generations of women in her family, and she hopes to dance at the next powwow. But she has a problem — how will her dress sing if it has no jingles? The cone-shaped jingles sewn to Grandma Wolfe’s dress sing tink, tink, tink, tink. Jenna’s heart beats to the brum, brum, brum, brum of the powwow drum as she daydreams about the clinking song of her grandma’s jingle dancing. Ages 4–8." Indigenous Reads

 

 

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