Talking with four women on background to action steps about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives crisis in Minnesota
I did not feel vindicated that my testimony was proven correct but a deep sadness that what was foretold has come to be.
I felt I had no choice but to address the violence that has for too long destroyed so many families in Minnesota and across Turtle Island.
“For those who have exited trafficking, their biggest need is to rebuild a sense of belonging and identity within their community.”
“To fix over 500 years of trauma and its impact, we need everyone.”
There were between 27 and 54 actively missing American Indian women and girls in Minnesota
in any given month from 2012 to 2020.
The investigative work of today is not just for those who are being hurt now — it is for ancestors and to prevent harm to those who are on their way.
I joined the Minnesota Safe Harbor system as a navigator, which makes me feel like I can help change the lives of our vulnerable populations on a larger scale.
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I am able to liberate myself from constructs and systems that don’t serve me and that often oppress me and others.
A powerful and inspiring gathering in solidarity to end violence against women and girls Covid-19 has exacerbated the problem of
I am still the process of discovering what love looks like for me. As a woman, I was told what love was supposed to look and feel like, without any input from my own spirit and body.