Safe Passage Stories

This space digitally commemorates and honours the stories and contributions of lost loved ones Stories areshared by MMIWG2S+ families and survivors to recenter their voices and perspectives so they can be heard, believed, valued. Please take care when viewing their stories. You can find support here.


Carla Duffey

These images were created from my personal need to want to do more than just take some photos. I wanted to create awareness about something I felt passionate about

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Ces images sont nées de mon besoin personnel de faire plus que simplement prendre des photos. Je voulais utiliser mon appareil photo pour créer une image parlante, qui sensibiliserait les gens à une réalité qui me touche profondément.

Lucy Manniapik

This is to honour my late mother Martha, she was a strong resilient little woman.

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J’ai créé cette pièce en l’honneur de ma mère, Martha, qui était forte et résistante.

Gloria Thomson

My mother is a survivor of the residential school on Chesterfield Inlet in Nunavut. She was forced to attend Federal Day School in 1951 to 1960.

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Ma mère a survécu au pensionnat de Chesterfield Inlet, au Nunavut. Elle y a été amenée de force pour fréquenter l’externat fédéral de 1951 à 1960.

Cleo Madonia Semaganis Nicotine

Making the CBC podcast “Finding Cleo” was truly a life changing experience, after so many decades of doors being slammed in our faces, when all we wanted to do was find our sister

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La création du balado « À la recherche de Cleo » sur Radio-Canada a été un point pivot dans nos vies : pendant des dizaines d’années, on nous a fermé la porte au nez, alors que nous voulions simplement retrouver notre sœur.

Share Your Story Here

To share your story or a story about a loved one, you can use the Share Your Story button which will redirect you to an email address. You can submit your story along with accompanying photographs, artistic expressions or other media which will be reviewed by an NWAC staff member and posted to Safe Passage Stories webpage.