Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Little Worth In Canada?"



Canada, O Canada
You don't want to hear
Shouts rise for inquiry
but you won't give ear

Thousands of women
are murdered or missing
But your leaders ignore it
and act like it's nothing

Why did they die?
Do they matter less?
Daughters and mothers
who are indigenous?

Perhaps the reason's the same
they die and are ignored, too:
Indigenous women in Canada
they do not matter to you.

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I've wanted to paint something for some time about the missing & murdered indigenous women in Canada. The other day I was moved reading a letter from a First Nations woman to her murdered cousin. I realized that the reason the government doesn't want to investigate is the same reason the women were killed in the first place...

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