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September 9, 2014

Indigenous women in Canada ask #AmINext

Campaign calls for public inquiry into mounting number of murdered and missing aboriginal women.

Photo via Twitter user @AmyMichano.

Indigenous women in Canada are asking "Am I next?" to call on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to open a public inquiry into the mounting number of murdered and missing aboriginal women.  

The calls for a formal inquiry were reignited last month after a 15-year-old aboriginal girl was murdered. In response, Holly Jarrett, whose cousin was also murdered, posted a video to her Facebook page last week. She challenged women to share similar videos and photos to call for justice for the victims: