Do you see how I see?
Many ghosts in the afterglow of sunset nights
Nature's beauty lost by the loss of human rights
Daughters deserted, mothers are murdered: the women of First Nations
The afterglow is filled with all of our relations
These words begin a powerful performance written by artists Khodi Dill and Theresa Point. The video Stop the Silence is being released today as part of a new online initiative to raise awareness of violence against Indigenous women and to raise funds for a gathering of affected families and ensure that they get the supports they need in their struggle for justice.
The Embracing the Families initiative is a collaboration between Beverley Jacobs, a highly respected advocate for the rights of Indigenous women and long-time partner of Amnesty International, and Mix 3 Productions, an Aboriginal owned media company based in Vancouver.