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Unfit to Print || 31 March 2020

Today we spoke with Jessica Quijano, who is a coordinator of the Iskweu Project. Run out of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, the Iskweu Project’s goals include responding as quickly and efficiently as possible to disappearances of Indigineous women, girls, trans and two-spirited peoples. This includes adequate support from institutions for family and loved ones, as well as the oversight of a proper missing persons investigation. In her interview, Jessica discusses shelter work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the virus impacts the homeless population, specifically Indingeous folks living in homelessness. We want to issue a content warning, this interview does discuss colonialism as well as racialized and sexualized violence.