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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Depth From Within

Hoai Dang-Lachance

Painting Depth From Within 24x24 inches 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, Fillactive FitSpirit, Zénitud'Art, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous $350.00 - Full
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On the sand

Harold May

Photograph On the sand 90x60cm United Way Lower Mainland, Children's Wish Foundation, CNIB, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Fillactive FitSpirit, Zénitud'Art, Oxfam - Québec, Les Petits Frères, Canadian Cancer Society, The KANPE Foundation, ISKWEU PROJECT $1,500.00 - Full
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Smoking Train

Harold May

Photograph Smoking Train 90x60cm United Way Lower Mainland, Children's Wish Foundation, CNIB, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Fillactive FitSpirit, Zénitud'Art, Canadian Cancer Society, Les Petits Frères, Oxfam - Québec, ISKWEU PROJECT, The KANPE Foundation $1,500.00 - Split
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Abundance

Elizabeth Cross

Painting Abundance 36” x 24” 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, The KANPE Foundation, ISKWEU PROJECT, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, Fillactive FitSpirit $850.00 - Full
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Everything’s Up & Down

Amit Thiara

Photograph Everything’s Up & Down CNIB, United Way Lower Mainland, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Les Petits Frères, Oxfam - Québec, Zénitud'Art, Fillactive FitSpirit, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous $100.00 - Full
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Black Eye Galaxy

Taisha Teal

Painting Black Eye Galaxy 24" x 30" CNIB, United Way Lower Mainland, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Canadian Cancer Society, Les Petits Frères, Oxfam - Québec, Fillactive FitSpirit, Zénitud'Art, ISKWEU PROJECT, The KANPE Foundation, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous $650.00 - Full
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Blue Print

Ideet Sharon

Mixed Media Blue Print 24" x 36" CNIB, United Way Lower Mainland, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Canadian Cancer Society, Les Petits Frères, Oxfam - Québec, Fillactive FitSpirit, Zénitud'Art, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, Food Stash Foundation $610.00 - Full
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Spring Fantasia

Liz Christian

Painting Spring Fantasia 36" x 36" CNIB, United Way Lower Mainland, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Canadian Cancer Society, Les Petits Frères, Oxfam - Québec, Fillactive FitSpirit, Zénitud'Art, The KANPE Foundation, ISKWEU PROJECT, Food Stash Foundation $1,000.00 - Full
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