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Basement Revue: An interview with Leanne Simpson

Simpson discusses her performance at the Basement Revue and the context of the pieces from Islands of Decolonial Love

Leanne Simpson took to the stage on December 18, 2014 with a compelling performance at the Basement Revue show. Here, she discusses the context around her performance.

“I feel like I have a responsibility to speak out, and speak to this issue [of missing and murdered Indigenous women,]” Simpson says in the video.

“There’s a sense of urgency. I’m a mother, I have a daughter, and I don’t want her to grow up in a country where she’s targeted.”

Watch Simpson and Tara Williamson's Basement Revue performances here and here.

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