Journalist Ossie Michelin says this photo went viral within hours after he took it in 2013. (Ossie Micheline/APTN National News) An Inuk journalist’s now-iconic photograph of a Mi’kmaq woman praying during the 2013 fight against fracking in New Brunswick is part of a national exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.
The photo, taken by Inuk journalist Ossie Michelin, is of Amanda Polchies kneeling in front of a line of police while holding an eagle feather. Polchies was one of dozens of people from the Elsipogtog First Nation and across the Atlantic who took part in demonstrations that year, which Michelin covered as a reporter for APTN National News.
Titled Mi’kmaq Woman, 2013 , it was named best photograph in the museum’s Points of View: A National Human Rights Photography Exhibition, made up of 70 photographs.
"It’s pretty indisputable that what Indigenous people are fighting for are their basic […]
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