Missing You

May 1, 2019

Joanne Shenandoah Releases Music Video

“Missing You”

NATIONAL DAY OF AWARENESS FOR MISSING AND

MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN

Comox Valley Art Gallery Sunday May 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

 

Created by Television, Radio & Film graduating seniors Peter

Conway, Elijah Goodell and Sarah Rebetje as their Capstone at

the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication

Music Video and Q&A

                

Consider wearing RED to this event

We are pleased to be one of the communities in Canada hosting the premiere of the new Music Video, “ Missing You” to help support and promote greater awareness of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in both Canada and the United States.

This will be a free event held at the Comox Valley Community Art gallery at 580 Duncan Avenue Courtenay B.C. (250) 338 6211. The screening will take place between 12:00- 1:00 pm. We will be welcomed into the space by the Kumugwe Cultural Society who has played an integral role in promoting awareness in the Comox Valley.

 

In 2015 “Walking With Our Sisters Komoks”,  opened its doors and 5000 guests experienced the powerful “Walking With Our Sisters Komoks” art installation. Through the concerted efforts of the IHOS Gallery, the Transition Society and the Kumugwe Cultural Society we were honoured to host WWOS Komoks on the traditional lands of the Komoks First Nation. In 2016 the same organizers joined together and created the “Red Dress Awareness” campaign, once again raising the awareness, in our community and outlying areas of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls of Canada and the United States. We continue today to honour and remember those women and girls.

It is through the generous support of our volunteers, community businesses, organizations and funders that events such as these are possible.

https://cvts.ca/honouring-our-sisters/

http://www.redressproject.org/

 

“Missing You” by Joanne Shenandoah

Joanne Shenandoah is of the Oneida Frist Nations, Wolf Clan of the Haudenosaunee-Iroquoian Confederacy. She is a humanitarian, working as a peace advocate for earth justice and has captured the hearts of people from around the world. She has received recognition for her work to promote universal peace and understanding.  Joanne is also a Grammy award winning singer songwriter

Since 1986 Dr. Shenandoah has been professionally providing traditional healing to the world through the gift of music.  It is through this medium, which has brought her international recognition  as a peace advocate throughout her career as well as a guardian for earth mother.  Shenandoah illustrates the affect on the vibration of words, music and change for individuals, and community healthcare workers as well as victims of violence whether they be children, adults or elders.  In a world filled with violence, the wisdom of elders can be carried to those yet unborn and provide a safer and healthier environment to all.

 

For more information contact:

Lee Everson          250 702 6740  https://kumugwe.ca/

JoAnn Restoule    250 897 5499

Sharon Karsten    250 338 6211  sharon@comoxvalleyartsgallery.com  

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Murdered-and-Disappeared-NativeWomen-332196346943801/

http://www.niwrc.org

National Indigenous Resource Center

National Resource Center to Enhance Safety of Native Women and their Children (855) 649-7299

 

Rematriation Magazine

An on-line storytelling platform for Indigenous women to reclaim our voice and identity, through sharing stories of healing and inspiration, as well, provides educational stories with the public.

www.rematriation.com/mmiw

Why We Wear RED –

https://www.rednationff.com/why-we-wear-red/

#WhyWeWearRED A Global Call to Action and Media Coalition

initiative that aims to bring awareness to Murdered and Missing

Indigenous Women & Girls and the lack of inclusion of Native

Women in Film & Television.

CBC NEWS

https://www.cbc.ca/missingandmurdered/

 

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