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