In response to CHAPTER 8: Confronting Oppression – Right to Justice in Reclaiming Power and Place, the final report from the federal commission on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Audio Directed by Cole Alvis

Starring Reneltta Arluk, Tara Beagan, Joelle Peters and Michaela Washburn

Sound Design and Composition by Olivia Shortt and Cosette Pin

Multimedia Interpretations by Kaylyn and Kassiday Bernard of Patuo’kn

“Believe in Me” is composed by Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone, Aaron Lightstone, Justin Gray, David R. Maracle and Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuck. The Room 217 Foundation is the owner of the Master recording.

“What I was aiming to capture with this piece for Chapter 8: Confronting Oppression – Right to Justice was to remind the listener that the levels of impact of injustice is generational and familial. I wanted it to also bring awareness to the incredible resiliency of Indigenous girls and women, that without resiliency this final report would be an epitaph not a call to action.” Reneltta Arluk


Content warning: this piece includes references to  domestic violence, family separation and contains strong language