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Missing but not forgotten
3rd May 2021 • RANGE • Range
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If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic or sexual violence and would like help, the StrongHearts Helpline offers assistance from within an indigenous cultural context.

This week we speak with Yakama tribal member Jenny Slagle about some brutal, vital topics:

The disproportionality with which our indigenous neighbors go missing, experience sexual violence, and end up murdered

The structural poverty, ongoing genocide, and racist disregard that has allowed systemic failures to go unremarked-upon for decades.

The deeply personal impacts for families whose loved ones go missing.

It’s a heavy topic, but essential.

LOCAL ORGS & EVENTS

The Native American Alliance for Policy & Action | Spokane-based

MMIW Day of Action event | Riverfront Park on May 5

MMIW Training | Virtual event on May 5

National resources

MMIW Toolkit

StrongHearts Helpline

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

KEY INFO

NCAI Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women findings (2018)

Over 80% of Native women have experienced violence. 

Nearly 60% have experienced sexual assault. 

96% of those sexual assaults come at the hands of a non-Native perpetrator

MMIW Resource Guide created by the Lakota People’s Law Project. A great primer on the problem.

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