If I Go Missing

James Lorimer & Company Ltd.SKU: 9781459414518

Author:
Jonnie, Brianna|Shingoose, Nahanni
Grade Levels:
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten
Nation:
Ojibwe, Saulteaux
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
64
Publisher:
James Lorimer & Company Ltd.

Price:
Sale price$24.95
Stock:
In stock

Description

If I Go Missing is a graphic novel based on a letter written by 14 year old Brianna Jonnie to the Winnipeg Police Service. The text of If I Go Missing is by Brianna Jonnie, Ojibwe, with Nahanni Shingoose, Ojibwe and Irish, and art by Neal Nshannacappo, Nakwe (Saulteaux). This graphic novel begins with a quote from the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the right of Indigenous women and children to be free from all forms of violence and discrimination. Citing statistics and information on murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, this is an open letter to understand how missing people are treated differently especially Indigenous women and girls by society and men and boys in particular. It is also a call on police services, media and communities to exhaust all efforts to find Indigenous girls and to do this as soon as possible because it is not about the colour of one’s skin, socio-economic status, or legal guardianship but details that humanize those who go missing that matters.

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