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CBC News — Social media campaign aims to pressure federal government for more action on MMIW


A social media campaign to keep the issue of murdered and missing indigenous women in the spotlight is taking off.

Leah Gazan started the We Care campaign about three weeks ago after speaking with a woman named Rain Hamilton, a local Manitoba artist who was really shaken by the story of Tina Fontaine — the 15-year-old girl whose body was pulled from Winnipeg's Red River in August.

Gazan and Hamilton are asking people to take a photo while holding up a sign with the hashtags #WeCare and #MMIW.

They set up a Facebook page two days ago and it has exploded with nearly 700 likes and dozens of submitted photos in less than 35 hours — including many from people at the Assembly of First Nations meeting in Winnipeg this week.



CBC News. (2014, December 12). #We Care boosts awareness of murdered and missing women | CBC News. Retrieved January 13, 2019, from