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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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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Molson walker

Mikael Theimer

Photograph Molson walker 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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L'Incrédule

Mikael Theimer

Photograph L'Incrédule 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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Mario et Luigi à la retraite

Mikael Theimer

Photograph Mario et Luigi à la retraite 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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Les Gardiens de Saint-Lazare

Mikael Theimer

Photograph Les Gardiens de Saint-Lazare 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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Eric's house in the forest

Constance Beaulieu

Painting Eric's house in the forest 16 x 20 po Oxfam - Québec, Children's Wish Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, CNIB, Fillactive FitSpirit, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, Les Petits Frères, The KANPE Foundation, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Food Stash Foundation $550.00 - Split
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LOVE

Meky Ottawa

Print LOVE 40" x 60" ISKWEU PROJECT $650.99 - Split
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NICTO

Meky Ottawa

Print NICTO 40" x 60" ISKWEU PROJECT $650.99 - Split
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KAKEWOK

Meky Ottawa

Print KAKEWOK 40" x 60" ISKWEU PROJECT $650.99 - Split
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OCKI NIKIWOK

Meky Ottawa

Print OCKI NIKIWOK 52" x 39" ISKWEU PROJECT $850.00 - Split
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Danse de mémoire

Chlag Amraoui

Painting Danse de mémoire 72" x 36" United Way Lower Mainland, Children's Wish Foundation, CNIB, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Canadian Cancer Society, Les Petits Frères, Oxfam - Québec, Zénitud'Art, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, The KANPE Foundation, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, Food Stash Foundation $3,000.00 - Split
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