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Advertisement Advertise With Us Graduating pair say there’s always time for change PHOTO BY LIGIA BRAIDOTTI Shay-Ann Scott-Jolicoeur and Lekighe Kissu, pictured above from left to right, organized an event to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls at St. John’s High School on April 25. Two St. […]


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Graduating pair say there’s always time for change

Shay-Ann Scott-Jolicoeur and Lekighe Kissu, pictured above from left to right, organized an event to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls at St. John’s High School on April 25.

PHOTO BY LIGIA BRAIDOTTI

Shay-Ann Scott-Jolicoeur and Lekighe Kissu, pictured above from left to right, organized an event to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls at St. John’s High School on April 25.

Two St. John’s High School students are encouraging their community to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls’ and strengthen their families. Two St. John’s High School students are encouraging their community to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls’ and strengthen their families.

On April 25, the graduating pair, Shay-Ann Scott-Jolicoeur and Lekighe Kissu, held an event to put the issue surrounding MMIWG in the spotlight at Combatting the MMIWG Crisis as an effort to end a crisis that claimed 1,181 women, according to the RCMP report. However, that number only covers cases between 1980 and 2012, but reports on the news suggest the numbers are rising.

“That’s an issue across Canada, that’s an issue in Manitoba, that’s an issue in Winnipeg, that’s an issue right here in our community, so that’s the issue that needs to be addressed, especially by two young women,” Scott-Jolicoeur said.

“We are starting something. I think it’s come to a point in our society where our generation is fed up with sweeping things under the rug. There’s never going to be a moment, where you could’ve not done something. There’s always going to be a time where you could, and you should do something.”

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