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This Indigenous-led task force is advocating for systemic change in Sault Ste. Marie – SooToday

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20219 Views

Indigenous Women’s Anti-Violence Task Force rolls out a number of MMIWG2S+ projects in effort to create change through its collective voice

A pair of new billboards along Highway 17 outside of Sault Ste. Marie intended to shed light on violence against Indigenous women are the result of one collective effort to raise awareness in the region.

The Indigenous Women’s Anti-Violence Task Force (IWAVTF) of Baawaating – a grassroots collective of Indigenous women from agencies and organizations that are mandated to provide services to Indigenous peoples – rolled out a number of projects in February, including an online version of the annual Murdered Missing Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2S+) Memorial March, a MMIWG2S+ visual display at 180 Projects on Gore Street, and a series of children’s books that focus on consent, respect, personal boundaries, and connection to creation.

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