Using art to heal at the national mmiwg inquiry

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsWhile families speak their truths at the mmiwg inquiry in Winnipeg, about 20 students are at a Winnipeg monument that honours missing and murdered Indigenous women using art to tell their stories.Jamie Black was hired to coordinate the project.“I’m really hoping that through art they can express themselves and have their voices heard in maybe a non-verbal sort of way or even in chats between each other,” said Black.The first youth panel took place at the last hearings held in Smithers, B.C. with eight students sharing a music video.Young people from Winnipeg’s panel will use clothe, stones and other materials to create pieces that the public can engage with.For Kattie-Lee Fontaine, this isn’t the first time she’s participated in something like this.Her school hosted events on Oct. 4, Manitoba’s day to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women.“We hosted a pipe ceremony that was welcome for the community,” Fontaine said. “Family and friends and we followed it with a feast and we also had cutouts for dresses and ties because we included men and boys too.”Fontaine is originally from Sagkeeng First Nation where her family has lost many women and men.That includes 15-year-old Tina Fontaine whose body was found in a Winnipeg river in 2014.“Tina Fontaine was my cousin. Jeanne Fontaine was my cousin..so it really hit me and I like being a part of it,” she said.Jamie Black said these art panels give youth a safe place to express themselves.“Provide a space for healing and for reconnecting and for sharing,” he said. “That aren’t intimidating but are really welcoming like the lodge and our here on the land and having that space come together and heal.”Keagan Shingoose is a two-spirit grade nine student.She said she’s participating as a way to give back to families.“Some people in these kinds of situations are just left without answers nothing at all,” she said. “And I want to be one of those people that help them find answers and find what they’ve been looking for.”Contact Brittany here: bhobson@aptn.calast_img read more

Houston Rockets Twitter account suspended after copyright complaints

first_imgNearly 3 million people follow the Houston Rockets on Twitter. Several college football and gymnastic teams reportedly got their Twitter accounts suspended over the weekend for posting tweets with copyrighted music as well. This aggression will not stand, man. https://t.co/amrO5lCmUW— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 20, 2019 Share your voice Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco. James Martin/CNET The Houston Rockets appeared to have fouled on their Twitter account. The basketball team’s Twitter account was suspended following copyright complaints, Twitter said Monday. The tech company declined to share more about the complaints or if this suspension was temporary.screen-shot-2019-05-20-at-3-37-50-pmThe Houston Rockets’ Twitter account has been suspended. Screenshot by Queenie Wong/CNET A message on the Rockets’ account says Twitter suspends accounts that violate its rules. Twitter may suspend an account if it receives multiple copyright complaints.The Rockets didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The team told the Houston Chronicle in a statement that the account was temporarily pulled down because they posted tweets with copyrighted music. “We are working to correct the issue now,” the Rockets said in the statement.Twitter users took to the social media site to poke fun at the suspension and speculate why the account went silent.Even Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, weighed in on the suspension by tweeting “This aggression will not stand, man.” The Rockets were eliminated in the playoffs this month after losing to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Semifinals. On Monday, the ESPN Bay Area Twitter account tweeted that Warriors point guard Steph Curry “not only erased the Rockets from the postseason, but he has now erased their twitter account.” Warriors star @StephenCurry30 not only erased the Rockets from the postseason, but he has now erased their twitter account. pic.twitter.com/gkgwhBqyqw— ESPN Bay Area 🗯 (@ESPN_BayArea) May 20, 2019 0 Tags Post a comment Internet Services Tech Industry Twitterlast_img read more