Initiatives at PSE institutions draw attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women

January 28, 2015

A group of students at Niagara College is hoping a school project will help raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Led by Director Nick Printup, a First Nations student in the third year of the Broadcasting-Radio, Television and Film program at the college, the students will create a documentary on the topic that explores the subject as a whole, instead of focusing on one individual case. The documentary, titled Our Sisters In Spirit, has already reached its fundraising goal on Kickstarter and will be complete by the end of April. “We want it recognized as a human rights issue, a race issue, and for people to see that it's not just an Aboriginal issue,” said Printup. In related news, Saint Mary’s University has awarded the first Loretta Saunders Memorial Scholarship. The award was created to honour SMU student Loretta Saunders, an Inuk woman murdered almost a year ago whose death brought international attention to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. The award is available annually to a female Indigenous student who demonstrates service to First Nations communities. Bullet News Niagara | Our Sisters In SpiritWebsite | APTN News | SMU News