St. Lawrence University
Justice For Missing And Murdered Native Women

 

Description: 

Awareness sticker for a grassroots campaign based in Montréal, Québec, Canada, that focuses on justice for missing or murdered indigenous women. According to the group’s website, “approximately 60% of the 3,000 women that have gone missing or been murdered in Canada since 1980 are Native, with approximately 500 cases outstanding in British Columbia alone.” Canada’s Amnesty International campaign, known as “No More Stolen Sisters,” also states that Indigenous women are going missing and being murdered at a much higher rate than other women in Canada—a rate so high it constitutes nothing less than a national human rights crisis.” The repetition of the female silhouettes around the sticker’s border suggests a large number of women affected. The large silhouette in the center could be used to show strength and power, and the color red is typically associated with war, danger, and blood.

Source: 

Collected at the Montréal Anarchist Bookfair. "The Montréal Anarchist Bookfair organizing collective acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Kanien'kehá:ka. The Kanien'kehá:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The island called "Montréal" is known as Tiotia:ke in the language of the Kanien'kehá:ka, and it has historically been a meeting place for other Indigenous nations, including the Algonquin peoples. The Anarchist Bookfair collective believes it's not enough just to acknowledge the keepers of this land. We encourage everyone participating in the Bookfair to get informed and educated, and to actively resist colonialism and neo-colonialism in the many forms it takes, and in the diversity of forms that resistance can take, too." -- Montréal Anarchist Bookfair website

Language: 
English
Location: 
Montréal, PQ, Canada
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Year: 
2012