Indian Country 52 #38 – Am I Next? (MMIW)
“A new online campaign is hoping to raise awareness and push Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
Aboriginal women have begun posting photos of themselves holding signs asking “Am I next?” and — like the ice bucket challenge — asking others to do the same within 24 hours.
For Julianna Piwas, it’s an issue that hits close to home.”
– CBC News, Indigenous women ask ‘Am I next?’ to raise awareness about missing and murdered.
“Over the past 30 years, 1,200 aboriginal women have been recorded murdered or missing in Canada. Even more have likely vanished unnoticed. Stories of bodies found and loved ones lost have become so commonplace that the public has casually adopted the term “Highway of Tears” to refer to a stretch of Highway 16 between the northern towns of Prince George and Prince Rupert, in British Columbia. Along that road, 18 women (most of them aboriginal) have disappeared, their cases unsolved. The blunt message of the #AmINext campaign is not surprising – for many young women, they really could be.”
– The Guardian,
As murders and disappearances mount, Canadian women ask: ‘Am I next?’.
Download the 18″x24″ poster (.pdf), Indian Country 52 #38 – Am I Next? (MMIW).
Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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