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Protect Our Future Daughters

Maryanne Junta, a young Llnu activist, tells us about the Red Dresses Project, herself mourning the loss of one of Canada's 1,181 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Directed by Maryanne Junta & Helena Lewis

Co-presenter: BIPOC TV & Film
Community Partner:
Native Earth Performing Arts


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Maryanne Junta was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia and has grown up in Eskasoni First Nation. Her interest in social justice and the arts has led her to become a vocal advocate of missing and murdered indigenous women and people in her community and beyond. She writes, sings, performs, and directs her own material. She is also a past Mkumiknipuk Winter Carnival Queen of Eskasoni.

Helena Lewis was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia and was raised in Eskasoni First Nation. She is a passionate, thoughtful, and hardworking high school student with a growing interest in film and the arts. She is a talented and avid writer and drawer and would like to continue filmmaking in the future.

Later Event: June 7
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