ISKWEU PROJECT

ISKWEU PROJECT

Montreal, QC

Mission

Iskweu project is aimed at reducing and ultimately eradicating the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (trans, two-spirit) of Quebec. To offer support and ensure adequate response from institutions when somone goes missing. Iskweu project aims at reducing barriers to accessing support and receiving adequate response from institutions that have historically discriminated against them.

The Iskweu project is an initiative by the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal. The project wishes to respond to an immediate need for assistance expressed by families and loved ones in the case of an Indigenous woman or girl (trans, two -spirit) goes missing. 

A few words

Violence against Indigenous women and girls (trans, two-spirit) is a recurrent theme in Canada’s colonial history. The context of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (trans, two-spirit) interlocks with the trauma lived by Indigenous peoples and the various attempts, by the government to assimilate them.

For more than 30 years, families, organizations and activists have been asking previous governments and the public to bring light to this national crisis that continue to affect Indigenous women and girls (trans, two-spirit) today.

Studies indicate that there are certain vulnerabilities that increase the risk of a girl or woman (trans, two-spirit) from going missing:

  • Being homeless
  • Being involved in the sex industry/sex trade
  • Having issues with addiction
  • Being in an abusive relationship
  • Having mental health issues

The lack of proper responses, resources and practices put into place specifically to help and protect these women and girls (trans, two-spirit) contribute to this ongoing issue. Police throughout Canada and Quebec have in many instances failed in their police practices which has heavily contributed to this social crisis.

ISKWEU PROJECT's Art Pieces

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Apprendre l'ABC #8

Marie-Chloé DUVAL

Painting Apprendre l'ABC #8 MU, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, CNIB, Oxfam-Québec, Canadian Cancer Society, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $3,300.00 - Split
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Apprendre l'ABC #9

Marie-Chloé DUVAL

Painting Apprendre l'ABC #9 MU, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, CNIB, Oxfam-Québec, Canadian Cancer Society, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $3,300.00 - Split
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Renaitre 2.0 #4

Marie-Chloé DUVAL

Painting Renaitre 2.0 #4 MU, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, CNIB, Oxfam-Québec, Canadian Cancer Society, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $2,280.00 - Split
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Renaitre 2.0

Marie-Chloé DUVAL

Painting Renaitre 2.0 MU, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, CNIB, Oxfam-Québec, Canadian Cancer Society, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $4,600.00 - Split
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Rebuts de Pacotille

André Boucher

Photograph Rebuts de Pacotille 120 cm x 120 cm Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, MU, CNIB, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Canadian Cancer Society, Oxfam-Québec, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $10,000.00 - Split
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U. C. no 13

André Boucher

Photograph U. C. no 13 40"x 40" Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, MU, CNIB, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Canadian Cancer Society, Oxfam-Québec, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $4,000.00 - Split
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Fragment d'Éternité suite 15

André Boucher

Photograph Fragment d'Éternité suite 15 100 cm x 100cm Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, MU, CNIB, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Canadian Cancer Society, Oxfam-Québec, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $6,000.00 - Split
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U. C. no 11

André Boucher

Photograph U. C. no 11 40"x 40" Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, MU, CNIB, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Canadian Cancer Society, Oxfam-Québec, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $4,000.00 - Split
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Les mariés du viaduc

Mikael Theimer

Photograph Les mariés du viaduc 24" x 36" The KANPE Foundation, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, CNIB, MU, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Children's Wish Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Oxfam-Québec, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $900.00 - Split
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Cinémini

Mikael Theimer

Photograph Cinémini 24" x 36" The KANPE Foundation, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, CNIB, MU, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Children's Wish Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Oxfam-Québec, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $900.00 - Split
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Rider on the storm

Mikael Theimer

Photograph Rider on the storm 24" x 36" The KANPE Foundation, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, CNIB, MU, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Children's Wish Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Oxfam-Québec, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $900.00 - Split
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Danseuses Étoiles

Mikael Theimer

Photograph Danseuses Étoiles 24" x 36" The KANPE Foundation, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, CNIB, MU, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Children's Wish Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Oxfam-Québec, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $900.00 - Split
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