Kwe: Standing with our Sisters

In this new book edited by Joseph Boyden, more than 50 Canadian artists speak out against violence against Indigenous women.  This includes a contribution by award-winning northern writer and poet Dr. Sarah de Leeuw.

In Canada, Aboriginal women are three times more likely to face violent attack and murder than any other of their gender.  “This book is a call to action. It’s sometimes a whisper, sometimes a scream, but we speak our words as one when we demand justice for our more than 1200 murdered and missing Indigenous women. After all, they are our mothers, our daughters, our nieces, our aunties, our sisters, our friends.” – Penguin Random House

Kwe means woman in Ojibwe. More specifically, kwe means life-giver or life-carrier in Anishinaabemowin, the Ojibwe language. It is a pure word, one that speaks powerfully of women’s place at the heart of all our First Nations.

To pick up a copy for yourself, visit your local Chapters/Indigo or order online from Penguin Publishing. All proceeds from the sale of ebooks will be donated to Amnesty International’s No More Stolen Sisters Campaign.