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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirits is both an epidemic and a movement. It is essential that we understand there is a connection between Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirits and the extractive industries.
Justice addresses the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirits. It goes hand in hand with the commodification and exploitation of Indigenous lands and resources. When that happens it makes it easier to objectify, fetishize and exploit Indigenous people.
These women, girls and two spirits held important roles in their communities. They made decisions, they held spots on tribal council, they worked to revitalize languages, they carried cultural knowledge and memory. The MMIWG2S were grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters and cousins.
Can you feel the breath of their whispers calling?