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David Alexander Robertson and IsKwé stand up for missing and murdered Indigenious women – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201714 Views

April 03, 2017

Winnipeg artists David Alexander Robertson and IsKwé addresses a First Nations epidemic through the character of May, an Indigenous teenager who discovers the dark and tragic stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the graphic novel, Will I See?. The collaborative effort between the graphic novelist and singer-songwriter aims to galvanize a nation by calling attention to the culture of fear and anxiety that permeates Indigenous communities.

​What May represents

DAR: I think about how strong she is, but I think about the fact that she’s under threat right now. We have this epidemic happening in our country. The other day my daughter was taking the bus to swimming. She didn’t call us when she got to the swimming pool. Because I know this is happening to thousands of our women, I drove across the city just to see her in the pool. That, to me, is who May is. She embodies Indigenous women that are powerful, strong and beautiful but under threat right now. A lot of the book is standing up against that threat together and saying no to it, that we’re not going to stand for it anymore.

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