Dinner and a Movie - MISSING (The Documentary, 2014)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 4:30pm

Following up on our Sister's in Spirit Vigil on October 4th we will look at the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women by watching the documentary Missing.

"An Ojibwe man by the name of Cameron Monkman, aka “Young Jibwe“, recently made a documentary to bring attention to the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada. In case you’re unaware of the situation, Indigenous women aged 25 to 44 are five times more likely to suffer a violent death than other women in Canada. Earlier this year The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) confirmed that there were over 1,000 cases of Indigenous women who had been murdered or missing over the past 30 years.

The focus of Missing: The Documentary was to let the families, and friends of victims come forward to speak up, instead of letting the media dictate how the victims are portrayed, which is usually in a bad light.

The documentary also features Canadian Rock Star Bif Naked who has shown support and humility to the Indigenous community. Quese IMC, a Pawnee and Seminole cultural activist and hip hop artist, also phones in an interview for the documentary

Read more: http://www.powwows.com/2014/11/20/missing-the-documentary-bringing-awareness-to-mmiw/#ixzz4LNnhmR4s"


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