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‘It’s not just about my sister anymore,’ says MMIWG activist

By Amanda Rabski-McColl  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Vanessa Brousseau has decided that 2023 is her year. Through her growing TikTok, she’s been working with multiple companies, connecting with her Inuit culture, sharing her journey as an abuse survivor and raising her voice in support of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). She’s labelled 2023 as `the year of me’.   “I’m going to be sharing with the public my records from the time I was born until now, I’m going to share with the public what I’ve experienced as an Indigenous woman,” she says.   The advocacy and activity in events like the red dress initiative are personal for Brousseau, whose sister Pamela Jayne Holopainen went missing in Timmins on Dec. 14, 2003.   Brousseau says she hasn’t

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