Toronto artist tweets Prime Minister daily portraits of missing & murdered Aboriginal women
Toronto cartoonist Evan Munday is combining his illustration with activism on Twitter: each day he will be tweeting a drawing of a missing or murdered aboriginal woman at Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Over one thousand Aboriginal women have gone missing or been killed in Canada since the 1980's. Harper has stated it isn't on his radar.
So far, Munday has tweeted pictures of Maggie Lea Burke, 22, Edmonton, Danita Faith Bigeagle, 23, Regina, and Elaine Frieda Alook, 35, Fort McMurray. The artist also plans to tweet links to indigenous-led orgs or initiatives each day.
On Twitter, Munday has added in a series of tweets, "I am aware this project walks a thin line & am trying hard to avoid self-aggrandizement, appropriation of image, or hashtag hijacking. That said, I'll make mistakes. So if I do something that crosses that line, call me out, let me know... Instead of caring about anything I do, you should be visiting the NWAC's website."
Over 1186 indigenous women have gone missing / been murdered in Canada since 1980. There have been outcries for public inquiry. #MMIW (1/3)— Evan Munday (@idontlikemunday) January 5, 2015
Our PM said an inquiry into the missing women 'isn't really high on our radar.' So I'm trying a small thing to make it higher. #MMIW (2/3)— Evan Munday (@idontlikemunday) January 5, 2015
Instead of caring about anything I do, you should be visiting the NWAC's website: http://t.co/jKUuEvXTPh— Evan Munday (@idontlikemunday) January 6, 2015
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