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Jen MtPleasant, Author at Two Row Times

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Jen MtPleasant

Tuscarora Nation. Honours BA Criminology, Class of 2013. Advocate for missing and murdered ogwehoweh men and women. @JenMtPleasant

Local,

Plight of MMIW added to Haldimand/Norfolk school curriculum

A small group of agencies from Haldimand and Norfolk counties as well as people from Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation (MNCFN) and Six Nations, are collaborating on a project that will bring the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, into the school curriculum. Using the Faceless Dolls project, which was created by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to help raise awareness on the alarming statistics of violence against Indigenous women, the group got together last Friday to assemble the faceless dolls.

Regional,

B.C. tailings pond breach will have long-term catastrophic effects

A massive tailings pond breach in British Columbia’s interior last week will most likely have long-term devastating effects on the local environment, fish, and wildlife, experts warn. Last Monday, August 4th, millions of litres of water with toxic substances, including arsenic, mercury, lead and cadmium, overflowed into nearby lakes near the Polley Mountain mine site.