#MMIWG Crisis: Missing, but not forgotten, art exhibit

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Minnesota is one of only seven states to have established a task force to study the prevalence of violence against Indigenous women and girls.

“Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island” opened earlier this year at All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis, and is now on display at the Fargo Public Library.

GREAT LISTEN: Missing, but not forgotten: Fargo library art exhibit tells story of missing indigenous women | MPR News

Walkthrough of the MMIW art exhibit “Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island” from Unicorn Riot on Vimeo.

Read More: unicornriot.ninja/2019/a-walk-through-of-bring-her-home-stolen-daughters-of-turtle-island/

MMIWG on this blog

Over 1.5 million Native women have experienced violence, including sexual violence, in their lifetime according to the National Institute of Justice. Native women experience violence of twice the rate of women in the U.S. and on some reservations, the murder rate of Native women is 10 times the national average. In 2016, 5,712 cases of missing Native women nationwide were reported to the National Crime Information Center. Only 116 of them were logged in the U.S. Department of Justice’s missing persons database, according to the Urban Indian Health Institute.

READ: The Crisis Of Murdered And Missing Indigenous Women And Why Tribes Need The Power To Address It – The Appeal

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Over a six-year period in the 1970s, physicians sterilized perhaps 25% of Native American women of childbearing age

Source: The Native American Women Who Fought Mass Sterilization | Time

 

 

 

I’ll be posting more this month… Stay tuned, stay warm! xox

23 comments

  1. A complicated, multifaceted and profoundly tragic issue!

    Indeed, the traumatic effects of the original destruction and expropriation of indigenous communities in North America continue to unfold and to reverberate in the present, and will, unfortunately, continue to do so for an indefinite period of time, that is to say, for the time that the currently dominant political, economic and social regimes of North America continue to exist.

    No substantive and necessary material aid will be offered to address or redress ( — and most emphatically, not that anything could ever be an adequate form of ‘redress’ –) this (and other) social ill(s) currently destroying the lives of so many trapped in communities now impersonally and inhumanly marginalized by a system that systemically and methodically prioritizes profits over people..

    The art aptly amplifies what is intolerably unacceptable.

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