The University of Manitoba hosted this event, where they screened and discussed the work of Indigenous women artists who call attention and respond to the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirited People in Canada. There were two screenings on Monday, April 10: 2:30–4pm, University of Manitoba (University College room 240), and 7–9:30pm, Cinematheque. The event was free and open to all. Artist Jaime Black was in attendance for discussion.
Films screened included: THE REDress REdress PROJECT (Tina Keeper, 2014, 15 min) – featuring the artwork of Manitoba Metis artist Jaime Black, this film highlights the efforts of Indigenous women to challenge gendered and racialized violence against Indigenous women in Canada. 7 MINUTES (Tasha Hubbard, 2014, 7 min) – Marie’s walk from her university library to her home takes seven minutes. It’s a walk she has made many times, but one night she is followed by a man who tries to get her into his van. Marie’s story speaks to the threat Indigenous women confront on a daily basis. A RED GIRL’S REASONING (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, 2012, 10 min) – after the justice system fails the survivor of a brutal, racially driven sexual assault, she becomes a motorcycle-riding, ass-kicking vigilante who takes on the attackers of other women who have suffered the same fate.