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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQ+ People

Resources, information, and library search strategies


Self-Care and Support

To be Indigenous in Canada is to be inherently political: my body and my legal identity is regulated by the state through biopolitical processes such as the inheritance of Indian Status. If I want to research even my own family history, trauma is inevitable; to research as an Indigenous scholar is to confront horrific stories, many of them directly tied to my own experiences or the experiences of people I love. 

-Jessie Loyer, "Indigenous Information Literacy: nêhiyaw Kinship Enabling Self-Care in Research"


MMIWG 2SLGBTQ+ Support Line 1-844-413-6649
An independent, national, toll-free support call line is available to provide support for anyone who requires assistance. This line is available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


University of Winnipeg Student Wellness Services

The University of Winnipeg offers counselling and health services to all students for free at the Wellness Centre, on the first floor of Duckworth Centre (Room 1D25). 


University of Winnipeg Aboriginal Student Services Centre, Elders in Residence

In addition to the traditional teachings and cultural activities held within the ASSC, our Elders provide guest lectures, counseling services and guidance for all students, faculty and support staff on campus. Our Elders are available Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.  - 4:30 p.m. in the ASSC RM 2L02C.


Residential School Survivor Support Line 1-866-925-4419

If you are a Survivor and need emotional support, a national crisis line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Emotional, cultural and professional support services are also available to Survivors and their families through the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program. Services can be accessed on an individual, family or group basis. 

nikâwi’s song

She is Spitting a Mouthful of Stars (nikâwi’s song)

From Witness, I am by Gregory Scofield

She is spitting a mouthful of stars
She is laughing more than the men who beat her
She is ten horses breaking open the day
She is new to her bones
She is holy in the dust

She is spitting a mouthful of stars
She is singing louder than the men who raped her
She is waking beyond the Milky Way
She is new to her breath
She is sacred in this breathing

She is spitting a mouthful of stars
She is holding the light more than those who despised her
She is folding clouds in her movement
She is new to this sound
She is unbroken flesh

She is spitting a mouthful of stars
She is laughing more than those who shamed her
She is ten horses breaking open the day
She is new to these bones
She is holy in their dust


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